Matilda The Musical still in development for the movies

Simon Brew Oct 12, 2017

The screen version of Matilda: The Musical is still active, but going very slowly...

Going on tour around the UK over the next year or two is a production of Matilda: The Musical. It’s a terrific show, with music by Tim Minchin, direction from Pride’s Matthew Warchus, and a book by Utopia’s Dennis Kelly. Since the show first premiered back in 2010, the response to it has been rapturous. Right so, too.

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It was back in 2014, around the release of Pride, that we asked Matthew Warchus about plans to bring the musical to the big screen. Teasingly, he said that “I think I'm going to make a film of Matilda in about two or three years' time”, but that “it can’t be released before 2019”. That

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