Netflix's Matilda movie adds Line of Duty's Stephen Graham as Mr Wormwood

Sam Warner
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Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical has added a number of new stars to its impressive cast.

The movie adaptation of the stage musical has already confirmed the likes of Love Actually's Dame Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull and No Time to Die's Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey.

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Announced to be joining them will be Line of Duty's Stephen Graham and Black Mirror's Andrea Riseborough as Mr and Mrs Wormwood, Matilda's cruel parents, while Sex Education's Sindhu Vee is also on board as librarian Mrs Phelps.

The Wormwoods were famously played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in the 1996 movie based on the Roald Dahl classic, which was also directed DeVito.

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Alisha Weir will take on the titular role in the new movie, which centres on the super bright Matilda as she discovers that she has magical abilities, though is mistreated by her parents and cruel headmistress Trunchbull. She uses her powers to overcome the bullies, however, and forms a strong bond with her kindly teacher, Honey.

The movie is being directed by Matthew Warchus, adapted from the original musical featuring songs by Tim Minchin.

Matilda, which is yet to confirm a release date, is set to show in cinemas from Sony, before being streamed on Netflix.

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