The new film adaptation of the well-known story


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

The Wrap



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

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Alisha Weir star in


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.


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.


is one of the most popular books written by Dahl.

More than 17 million copies were bought worldwide.