Lashana Lynch To Portray Miss Honey In Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Musical Adaptation
Lashana Lynch stole almost every scene she appeared in during the events of Marvel’s 2019 film Captain Marvel. Since then, the actress has amassed quite the following on a bevy of social media platforms. Up next, Lynch will star in the latest film within the James Bond film franchise. Additionally, as first reported by THR, Lashana Lynch is set to star in Netflix’s highly anticipated remake of the 1996 cult-classic family film Matilda.
Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel of the same name, the original film stars Mara Wilson as the title character. The story follows a young genius girl named Matilda Wormwood, who develops psychokinetic abilities and uses them to deal with her disreputable family and oppressive principal. Matilda was directed by cinematic icon Danny DeVito and earned more than $33.5 million at the box office.
Per the initial report, Lynch is in final talks to star in the film as the character Miss Jennifer Honey. Originally played by Schindler’s List star Embeth Davidtz, Miss Honey is a kind and devoted teacher and, later on, becomes Matilda’s adoptive mother.
The upcoming remake of the film will take a different twist than the 1996 quirky comedy. This time around, the film will be a musical, similar to the stage production debuting in 1988. Matthew Warchus, who was the director of the aforementioned stage production, is set to direct. Original playwright Dennis Kelly will adapt the screenplay, with original music and lyrics penned by Tim Minchin. Tim Bevan (Cats) and Eric Fellner (Baby Driver) are on board to produce the picture as well.
Up next for Lashana Lynch is a starring role alongside Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, and Rami Malek in No Time To Die. Moreover, the versatile performer currently stars on the Sky One crime comedy series Bulletproof.
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