In line with The Hollywood Reporter, Lynch has been solid as Miss Honey in Netflix’s musical film manufacturing of Roald Dahl’s beloved 1988 story, the place a younger lady named Matilda makes use of her supernatural talents to place bullies of their place. Miss Honey is considered one of Matilda’s lecturers, and varieties a loving bond with the kid through the course of the story.
The musical model of Matilda began out as a Broadway hit, and that manufacturing’s stage director, Matthew Warchus, is also on board to direct the film. Netflix will handle worldwide distribution of the movie, and Sony’s TriStar Photos — which launched the 1996 non-musical model of the story — may have unique theatrical rights within the U.Okay. (Netflix will stream the present within the U.Okay. after the movie’s theatrical run is over).
No information but on when the film will go into manufacturing or be launched.
Rhys Darby is strolling the plank.
Per The Wrap, the present will loosely chronicle the true life adventures of Stede Bonnet, an early 18th century Barbadian aristocrat who took to a lifetime of crime on the excessive seas because the so-called Gentleman Pirate. Darby will play Bonnet whereas Waititi –– who served as a author and producer on Conchords earlier than turning into considered one of Hollywood’s hottest filmmakers with Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit –– will helm the pilot.
Darby beforehand shot to fame on Flight of the Conchords as Murray Hewitt, band supervisor to the New Zealand comedy people duo each on their eponymous BBC radio sequence and when their sitcom premiered in 2007 on HBO, the place it ran for 2 seasons.
The thesp’s movie and TV credit embrace the hit reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its 2019 sequel, The X-Recordsdata, and lending his voice to Trolls and Voltron: Legendary Defender amongst different toons.
He additionally labored with Waititi in his 2014 horror mockumentary, What We Do within the Shadows, and is slated to star within the director’s upcoming movie, Subsequent Aim Wins, earlier than Waititi begins work on his long-awaited Marvel comply with up, Thor: Love and Thunder. Talking of which…
The query we’re pondering: What different Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans will probably be making a shock look on Marvel’s What If…?
Disney+’s extremely anticipated 23-episode animated anthology is anticipated to supply up some superior various storylines to a few of your favourite huge display adventures, primarily reimaging these occasions in a parallel universe.
It additionally will characteristic the voices of lots of the MCU’s greatest stars reprising their iconic characters –– from Chris Hemsworth returning as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, to Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and the late Chadwick Boseman in his final appearance as T’Chala/Black Panther. Different Marvel alums set to seem on the sequence embrace Hayley Atwell, Michael Douglas, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Natalie Portman, and Taika Waititi, amongst others.
However when requested on Twitter about who else is perhaps dropping by, What If…? head author A.C. Bradley could not resist teasing extra to return.
“Spoilers! However I can say that there are various stunning MCU cameos… and characters can and do pop up in a couple of episode!” the writer-producer tweeted.
Marvel’s What If…? Is slated to premiere on Disney+ this summer time.