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WATCH: The trailer for ‘Matilda the Musical’ film adaptation is out

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WATCH: The trailer for ‘Matilda the Musical’ film adaptation is out

ADAPTATION. Netflix's upcoming film 'Matilda the Musical' is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

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The trailer gives us a first listen at some of the musical's most memorable songs

MANILA, Philippines – They are revolting children, and we are all here for it!

Netflix released the official trailer for their adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical on October 13, showing a film that stays faithful to the Tony Award-winning production it is based on.  

WATCH: The trailer for ‘Matilda the Musical’ film adaptation is out

The two-minute trailer begins by giving us our first glimpse at Matilda herself (portrayed by newcomer Alisha Weir), her wild imagination, and her signature love for reading, set to a clip of Weir’s rendition of the song “When I Grow Up.”

As the trailer plays on, we are introduced to Matilda’s kindhearted teacher Miss Jennifer Honey (Lashana Lynch), as well as her abusive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough respectively).

It also shows a glimpse of Matilda’s tyrannical headmistress Ms. Trunchbull, played by an almost unrecognizable Emma Thompson, as she terrorizes Matilda and her schoolmates.

Towards the end of the trailer, we catch a clip of the film’s rock anthem, “Revolting Children,” and see the conflict between the Trunchbull and Matilda come to a head.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is the second movie adaptation of the 1988 book by Roald Dahl, and the first film adaption of the 2011 West End musical of the same name.

It is set to premiere in UK cinemas on November 25, and on Netflix on Christmas day, December 25. – with reports from Jacob Tambunting/

Jacob Tambunting is an intern for Rappler

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