Check Out Miss Trunchbull’s Transformation In ‘Matilda’ Movie Screen Rant


Where there is Matilda, there is Miss Trunchbull. Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl is coming to Netflix, and Emma Thompson undergoes a major transformation to play the evil Miss Trunchbull. The first teaser and photo of Emma as the villainous character was released on June 15.

Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull. (DAN SMITH/NETFLIX)

The Oscar-winning actress is unrecognizable with facial prostheses and makeup. She is dressed in the typical Miss Trunchbull costume, a fierce coat dress, and a belt that holds her hammer, keys, and more. Miss Trunchbull soon crosses paths with Matilda and wreaks havoc on the children of Crunchem Hall.

After witnessing Miss Trunchbull’s behavior, Matilda feels an “overwhelming sense of justice” and decides to “teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.” The cast of the 2022 version also includes Lashana Lynch like Miss Honey, Stephane Graham like Mr. Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough like Mrs. Wormwood, Sindhu Vee like Mrs. Phelps, and more. The film will also feature Charlie Hodson-Prior as Bruce Bogtrotter, Meesha Garbett as Hydrangea, Rei Yamauchi Fulker as Lavender, Winter Jarrett Glasspool as Amanda Thripp, Andrei Shen as Eric, and Ashton Robertson as Nigel.

Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl is an all-new version of the award-winning musical by Tony and Olivier. Alisha Weir stars as Matilda Wormwood in the Netflix movie. The role was previously played by Mara Wilson in the beloved 1996 film adaptation of the bestselling novel. Pam Ferris played Miss Trunchbull in the 1996 film.

When the 1996 film was released, it was initially a commercial failure. Over the years, Matilda has become a classic of family cinema. Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl marks the second film adaptation of the book.

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson in real life. (Ash Knotek/Shutterstock)

The musical made its Broadway debut in 2013 and caused a sensation at the Tony Awards. The production won Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. Mathilde the musical ran on Broadway from 2013 to 2017.

Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl will be released on Netflix this holiday season. The film will be released in the UK and Ireland exclusively in theaters on December 2, 2022.


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