With Cannes already finished and dusted, and Venice and Toronto not far off, we’re (already!) within the midst of this yr’s movie competition season – and this morning brings some key information in regards to the UK’s greatest cinematic gathering of the yr, the BFI London Movie Competition. We now know which movie will open the competition – Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, the film adaptation of Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s basic novel. Obtained that? Good.
The brand new Matilda film is directed by Matthew Warchus, who additionally developed and directed the stage present for each London’s West Finish and Broadway, and stars newcomer Alisha Weir within the titular telekinetic position. Different solid embrace Lashana Lynch as pleasant trainer Miss Honey, Emma Thompson (below many layers of prosthetics) as significantly-less-friendly trainer Miss Trunchbull, plus Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Matilda’s mother and father.
In an announcement relating to the information, Warchus has stated: “What a delight to be opening this great movie competition with singing, dancing, inexperienced hair and chocolate cake. It’s an actual honour to be sharing this joyful and empowering story of a bit of lady’s braveness and compassion at such a prestigious occasion.” This yr’s BFI London Movie Competition would be the 66th version of the occasion, and runs from 5 to 16 October. The opening of the competition on 5 October on the Southbank Centre shall be Matilda The Musical’s world premiere, with simultaneous screenings set to happen throughout the UK, forward of the movie’s arrival in UK cinemas from 2 December.