We love a woman who stays booked and busy! January 5th The Hollywood Reporter brought the news that Lashana Lynch is in final negotiations with Netflix to join the streamer's adaptation of the musical Matilda. The musical – and the cult classic from 1996 – is based on Roald Dahl's story about the titled 5-year-old who uses her telekinesis powers to overcome bullies, which includes her parents and the headmaster. Lynch, who as Nomi will take the new 007 by storm No more time to die Premiere April 2nd, was tapped to play Ms. Honey. The beloved teacher, one of the few to encourage Matilda and her mighty gifts, was famously played by Embeth Davidtz in the feature film adaptation.
Lynch is the first actor in the film, directed by Matthew Warchus, who also directed the stage musical. Original playwright Dennis Kelly will adapt the script with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The film will be released in theaters exclusively in the UK through Sony's TriStar Pictures and distributed online by Netflix worldwide.
We can't wait to see who comes to Lynch Matilda We hope the final project will be as colorful as HBO Max's rendition of Dahls The witches!