The new film adaptation of the well-known story

Matilda

will be shown on Netflix in December next year, entertainment website

The Wrap

reports

.

The film is being released by Sony's TriStar Pictures.

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Alisha Weir star in

Matilda,

which is based on a book by author Roald Dahl.

The new film will be an adaptation of the musical that was made from the well-known story.

The film will hit theaters in the UK and Ireland.

Matilda will be available worldwide on Netflix in December 2022.

Matilda

tells the story of a young, intelligent girl who battles her distant parents and her mean school teacher.

Both the book and the musical were already a great success.

Matilda

is one of the most popular books written by Dahl.

More than 17 million copies were bought worldwide.

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