The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch Matilda superfan Daisy Ridley have her socks blown off when she’s surprised by a virtual meeting with the film’s star Mara Wilson. Plus, celebrate 25 years of Muppet Treasure Island by checking out a wonderful panel discussion with director Brian Henson and more. And finally, watch how the make-up crew of Promising Young Woman made Carey Mulligan look like a blow-up doll. Read More »
Netflix’s adaptation of the musical version of Matilda has finally found a young star to take on the lead role of a precocious young girl with advanced reading skills and telekinetic abilities who feels like she doesn’t belong in her family of idiotic gamblers and crooks. Relatively unknown 11-year old actress Alisha Weir has landed the role of Matilda, but there’s already been a change with the casting of one of the other key characters, with Emma Thompson taking the role of the nasty headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Read More »
Netflix has the rights to 15 stories from Roald Dahl‘s extensive library of works, and one of the earliest out of the gate will actually be a new adaptation of Matilda. While producers are still figuring out who will play the titular role, one of the key characters has just been cast. Captain Marvel and No Time to Die star Lashana Lynch has landed the role of Matilda’s kind and encouraging teacher Miss Honey. Read More »
In 1988, author Roald Dahl published Matilda, a book about an exceptionally smart young girl who develops telekinetic powers and thwarts her overbearing and evil headmistress. The story was adapted into a movie in 1996 and a stage production in 2010, the latter of which won five Tony Awards and became a long-running hit.
Now, in a case of the snake eating its own tail, Sony and Netflix are teaming up to adapt that musical version of the story into a new Matilda movie. But it looks like it won’t come to theaters in the United States, and instead will go straight to streaming. Get the details below. Read More »