From Harry Potter to Nanny McPhee, Emma Thompson turns any child’s film into pure gold.
Now, the Oscar winner is taking up one more, extra nefarious, position from our childhoods: Matilda‘s villainous headmistress Miss Trunchbull, who used to hang-out our nightmares for throwing children into the Chokey.
On Jan. 14, Netflix confirmed Thompson is formally becoming a member of its upcoming Matilda musical film. The forged additionally consists of 11-year-old Alisha Weir because the bookworm Matilda and 007 actress Lashana Lynch because the beloved Miss Honey.
Of course, the Roald Dahl e-book was tailored for the massive display screen in 1996, starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito, who additionally directed the nostalgic hit. We will always remember the notorious chocolate cake scene with Pam Ferris taking part in The Trunchbull. And bear in mind when she swung Amanda round by her pigtails? Or when she drank newt water?!
Then, about 10 years in the past, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin turned the youngsters’s traditional into the West End present Matilda the Musical, which impressed the Netflix adaptation.