‘Matilda The Musical’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Recreates Trunchbull Pigtail & Cake Scenes (VIDEO)

“Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was trapped. This is the story of her great escape.” Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, Netflix‘s upcoming movie musical, is debuting this Christmas. And the mew official trailer for the flick shows a recreation of some of the 1996 film’s most memorable scenes, such as Miss Trunchbull spinning a child around by her pigtails and forcing another to eat too much cake.

Netflix’s Matilda The Musical is a new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. The streamer describes it as an inspirational tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results. Emma Thompson stars as the evil school headmaster Miss Trunchbull, though you can hardly recognize her through the prosthetic makeup. And Lashana Lynch plays the sweet teacher Miss Honey, who forms a close bond with the titular child.

Alisha Weir stars as Matilda, “a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination — and the worst parents in the world,” Netflix teases. “While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.”

“On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales,” the description continues. “Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda’s newfound school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.”

Check out the full Matilda The Musical trailer, above. The movie musical is directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus, who directed the original Matilda The Musical on Broadway. The film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda The Musical will be in select theaters this December.

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