Ralph Fiennes to play Miss Trunchbull in musical Matilda remake

Ralph Fiennes is returning to the familiar role of sadistic antagonist to a magic schoolchild.

According to the Daily Mail, Fiennes is attached to play cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Netflix’s new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. This take is based on the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical version of the classic tale—a production that, notably, has always had a man playing the burly principal. They’ve gone full Hairspray.

Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer is also rumored to be up for the part of Miss Honey, the kind teacher who defends Matilda from any ignorant turds that call her a rip-off of Eleven.

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