Friday, January 17

New Film of Roald Dahl's Matilda confirmed

A new film of Matilda has been  confirmed  with Matthew Warchus (who directed the original RSC production of Matilda and the smash-hit film Pride) directing the new feature film based on Roald Dahl's best-selling children's book.  It is  expected to start shooting in August 2020

With a casting call just issued online, filming is expected to begin in August and end in December 2020, with a release date unconfirmed. Casting for the lead role will begin in April 2020, with producers looking for girls aged nine to 11 under the height of 4' 3" to play the titular role. Those cast must have a strong singing voice and movement skills.

Dahl's story was previously turned into a film in 1996, directed by Danny DeVito. This film of Matilda will be produced by Working Title (Billy Elliot, Yesterday and Les Misérables). 

Matilda is currently booking at Lodon's Cambridge Theatre until 20th December 2020.

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