Actor Lashana Lynch, the Captain Marvel breakout star, is in final negotiations to feature in the screen adaptation of the musical Matilda.
Based on the popular musical stage play version of Roald Dahl’s classic story, the film is a Netflix and Working Title project.
The story follows the titular five-year-old girl, who uses her powers of telekinesis to overcome bullies, including her family and her school’s principal Miss Trunchbull, and protect her friends.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lynch will play Miss Honey, the kindly teacher that encourages Matilda and her gifts.
Embeth Davidtz played the role in the 1996 film version of Dahl’s book.
Matthew Warchus, who directed the original play, will return to helm the feature adaptation. Tony winner Dennis Kelly is also coming back to pen the screenplay. Veteran actor Ralph Fiennes is attached to play Turnbull.
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