Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch is in the final stage of negotiation to join the cast of the musical Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s classic story. The musical will be released on Netflix.
The Roald Dahl story was originally published in 1988. The musical story is based on a 5-year-old girl Matilda who uses her power of telekinesis to knock over her bullies, which also includes her family and school’s principal. Matilda also uses her powers to help her friends.
Lashana Lynch is in talks to play the role of Miss Honey, a kind teacher. In the 1996 adaptation of the musical, the role was played by Embeth Davidtz.
The musical will be directed by Matthew Warchus. Dennis Kelly, the playwright, will adapt the screenplay and the lyrics and music by Tim Minchin.
Netflix will be handling the distribution along with Sony’s TriStar Pictures, who originally made the 1996 adaptation of the classic. Sony’s TriStar Pictures will handle the theatrical release of the movie in the U.K. followed by Netflix release.