Matilda the Musical is Becoming a Movie

"Matilda the Musical." Photo by James D Morgan/Shutterstock (5614334h)

Roald Dahl’s children’s book is getting the big-screen treatment again!

Matilda, the story of a child prodigy with magic powers is being adapted for the screen by Sony Pictures and Netflix. 

The film adapted from Matilda the musical will be helmed by Matthew Warchus, with Dennis Kelly set to write the screenplay. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will get a full theatrical release before premiering on the steamer. 

While representatives Netflix declined to comment, in 2018 the streamer announced that it would adapt Dahl’s catalog of children’s stories into a new slate of animated series, including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

Matilda was first adapted into a movie in 1996. It starred Mara Wilson as Matilda, as well as Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris, and Embeth Davidtz.