Netflix has set in-theatre and streaming release dates for Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, adapted from the 2013 Tony-nominated West End and Broadway musical and the Dahl book. Starring Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull and newcomer Alisha Weir in the title role, the film will see a limited movie theatre release beginning December 9, with a streaming release set for December 25. Watch a trailer for the upcoming release above.
These U.S. release dates follow the film's October 5 premiere at BFI London Film Festival and a U.K. cinema release December 2.
Based on the 1988 children's novel by Roald Dahl, the film also stars Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps, and Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood.
Matilda The Musical follows Matilda Wormwood, a curious young girl with dodgy and absent parents, who is encouraged by her inspiring teacher Miss Honey. Matilda's excitement for attending Crunchem Hall is tampered by the discovery that the school is an oppressive place led by the evil Miss Trunchbull.
The Tony- and Olivier-winning theatre production was adapted for the silver screen by the musical's book writer Dennis Kelly, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Having served as director of both the West End and Broadway productions, Tony winner Warchus returned to direct the Netflix film. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and The Roald Dahl Story Company's Jon Finn and Luke Kelly serve as its producers.
The stage musical played on stages in New York City, New Zealand, Korea, Toronto, and London's West End, where it opened in 2011 and continues to run.