Jodie Comer is in talks to play Miss Honey, the kind-hearted teacher who befriends Matilda, while Ralph Fiennes has officially signed on to play the dictatorial headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the big screen adaptation of Matilda the Musical.


The film was originally expected to shoot from August to December 2020, however, the shooting schedule for the film is now up in the air due to lockdown procedures in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matilda will be helmed by Matthew Warchus, who directed the original stage production. Netflix and Working Title will co-produce.