While Ralph isn't new to performing on stage and also in musicals (singing in Prince of Egypt), this will definitely be his first time in drag in a major feature film.
We can't deny that Ralph will bring the perfect amount of menace to the role that Miss Trunchbull is known for! We mean, Voldemort??? Terrorizing young gifted children? It's perfection.
Matilda is the story of a magically gifted young bookworm, whose parents neglect her and her headmistress bullies her.
The Roald Dahl book was adapted into the iconic film which starred Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito. It later turned into a musical that launched in London in 2011, successfully leaping into Broadway, which ran from 2013 to 2017 and won a Tony.
The original director of the musical will direct Netflix’s film adaptation, while Tony Award winner Denis Kelly is writing the screenplay.
Jodie Comer from Killing Eve is also reportedly in talks to play Miss Honey!!! Miss Hone is the kind teacher that takes care of Matilda.
No news yet on who will play Matilda.