Sony Pictures UK and Tristar Pictures have announced that Matilda, the much anticipated film adaptation of the multi-award-winning stage musical of the same name, inspired by the iconic Roald Dahl story, will be released exclusively in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 2nd December 2022.
Netflix will release the film in the rest of the world in December 2022.
Matilda tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.
Newcomer Alisha Weir will play as Matilda alongside a stellar cast including BAFTA and Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough will play Matilda’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee joins the ensemble cast as librarian Mrs. Phelps.
Tony® and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, who directed Matilda The Musical for the West End and Broadway, will direct the film adaptation.
The film is being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.
The screenplay is adapted by Dennis Kelly with original music and lyrics written by Tim Minchin.