March 12, 2024
This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents. Commissioned by Adam S. (10/2/22).
Release date: July 28, 1996 (USA)
Director: Danny DeVito
Screenplay: Robin Swicord, Nicholas Kazan, Nick Kazan
Adapted from: Matilda
Art director: Philip Toolin
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures, FilmFlex, Sony Pictures Releasing