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An Irish Girl Will Play Matilda In The New Netflix Remake

An Irish Girl Will Play Matilda In The New Netflix Remake

An Irish girl has been picked to star as Matilda in the upcoming remake that is set to launch on Netflix in the near future.

Alisha Weir, from Knocklyon in South Dublin, will star in the new show along with Oscar winner and general superstar Emma Thompson. Oh, and she's Nanny McPhee, but you already knew that, right?

Alisha's drama teacher was very, very excited about it on Twitter. "Absolutely over the moon to finally announce that my Drama Student Alisha Weir has landed the title role of 'Matilda' in the Roald Dahl Netflix production of Matilda!!!!" tweeted Johnny Ward, who you might remember as Ciaran Holloway in Fair City and Pauley from Love/Hate.

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The new version is set to be a musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book, rather than a straight remake of the 90s movie that captured so many of our hearts as kids.

Parking for a minute that the original Matilda is now 25 years old and I can remember seeing it in the cinema, which makes me very depressed and old, the new version has an amazing cast to add to the classic story.

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The terrifying Ms Trunchbull will be played by Emma Thompson, with the role of the teacher Ms Honey going to Lashana Lynch, who is also slated to appear in the new Bond.

The show will be directed by Matthew Warchus, who moves over from a long and storied career in the theatre, where he directed the stage version of the Matilda musical that ran in both London and New York before going on global tours.

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Warchus was also the man behind Pride, the 2014 movie about gay and lesbian activists during the 1980s miners' strike in the UK.

The music and lyrics for the stage musical that will form the basis of the Netflix adaptation are by Tim Minchin, too.

Think of that: Emma Thompson, Tim Minchin, a Bond girl and the guy behind (in my humble opinion) one of the best movies of the 2010s, plus a wee girl from Knocklyon. It's going to be great, right?

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