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2 hours ago‘Matilda': Emma Thompson and Alisha Weir Join Film Adaptation of Hit MusicalThe main cast of “Matilda” is coming together, with Alisha Weir landing the title role in the film adaptation of the Tony and Olivier-winning musical. In addition, BAFTA and Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson will play Miss Truchbull. Lashana Lynch was previously announced to portray Miss Honey. Directed by Matthew Warchus, who currently serves as artistic director of the Old Vic in London, the film adapts the musical based on the book by Roald Dahl. Warchus previously directed “Matilda the Musical,” winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director in 2012. He was nominated in 2013 for a Tony for directing the Broadway production. “Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, ‘Matilda,’ featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars. I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world,” Warchus said in a statement. Also Read: How 'The Prom' Got a New Grand Finale on Its Way From Stage to Screen Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. Written by Dennis Kelly, who also wrote the book for the musical, “Matilda” will feature the music and lyrics of “Matilda the Musical” composer Tim Minchin. It’s being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, with Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Netflix will distribute the film worldwide except in the UK where TriStar Pictures will handle theatrical release. Read original story ‘Matilda': Emma Thompson and Alisha Weir Join Film Adaptation of Hit Musical At TheWrap
2 hours ago‘TheWrap-Up’ Podcast: ‘Perry Mason’ Star Matthew RhysThis week on “TheWrap-Up,” hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt discussed the impeachment of President Donald Trump, how big companies are suspending political contributions after the Capitol riot, and the uproar over Ben Shapiro guest-editing a Politico newsletter. Then, Marvel took 2020 off because of the pandemic — the first time we’ve been without a Marvel film in over a decade. But the studio is coming back bigger than ever in 2021 with a packed slate of new shows and movies. TheWrap’s Tim Baysinger stops by to help us break it down. Finally, “Perry Mason” star Matthew Rhys joins the podcast to talk about Season 1 of the hit HBO show. He talked about what made him pick this project so soon after “The Americans” and the adjustment he had to go through doing a show where his wife was not one of his co-stars. SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify | Omny Studio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts “TheWrap-Up” is hosted each week by founder and editor in chief Sharon Waxman and assistant managing editor Daniel Goldblatt. The pair dive into the biggest headlines of the week in the world of movies, television, streaming and tech. Each episode features two deeper dive segments featuring our knowledgable and talented team of Wrap Pro reporters, offering up their in-depth, expert analysis you won’t hear anywhere else. Read original story ‘TheWrap-Up’ Podcast: ‘Perry Mason’ Star Matthew Rhys At TheWrap headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »
Outpouring of support will spur me on, says Joseph Schooling after Olympics exit
TOKYO: Less than a day after his exit from the 2020 Olympic Games, Joseph Schooling sits on a foldable chair in the shadow of the hulking Tokyo ...