Stephen Graham Joins The Cast of 'Matilda'

  • Posted On:April 12, 2021

British director Matthew Warchus, who also directed the West End and Broadway version, will be directing the film. The play has been adapted by Dennis Kelly from the Tony and Olivier award-winning ‘Matilda The Musical,’ based on Roald Dahl’s wonderful novel. It tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. 

Also confirmed for the musical reboot is newcomer Alisha Weir, who will be taking on the role of young Matlida, Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, who will be playing the scary headmistress Miss Trunchball, ‘Captain Marvel’ star Lashana Lynch, taking on the role of Miss Honey and Sindhu Vee who will portray the librarian Mrs Phelps. 

The much-loved children's novel was previously made into a film in 1996, starring Mara Wilson as the titular character, alongside Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman as the horrid parents, Embeth Davidtz as Miss Honey and Pam Ferris as the villainous Miss Trunchbull. 

We look forward to seeing  Stephen Graham's take on the famous character of Mr Wormwood. You can also watch Stephen Graham in our short film 'Being Keegan.'