1996’s classic Matilda is coming back to screens and actress Lashana Lynch has been tapped to star as Miss Honey in the Netflix musical adaption of the feature film.
Miss. Honey is Matilda’s supportive teacher who encourages the 5-year-old to control her abilities.
The Netflix musical will follow the 1996 storyline of Matilda, whose telekinesis helps her to overcome bullying, Variety reports.
“Matilda the Musical” in 2012, won seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards in 2013.
Lynch is known for Marvel’s Captain America, she recently landed the role of the new 007 in the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die.
In an interview with Harper Bazaar UK, the star opens up about how she dealt with the racial backlash from her 007 role.
“I am one Black woman – if it were another Black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation,” she says. “She would have got the same attacks, the same abuse. I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I’m a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary.”
The new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, hits theaters April 2, 2021.