Ralph Fiennes in talks for Miss Trunchbull in the musical 'Matilda'
Actor Ralph Fiennes It is reported that he is in negotiations to play the evil director Agatha Trunchbull in the next film version of ' Matilda the musical'.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the actor, who remarkably played the Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort in the hit movies, is being taken advantage of to play a version of the character that doubles the genre, in the film directed by Matthew Warchus.
Although Fiennes has not yet starred in a musical, he showed his vocal skills in the movie 'Bernard and Doris', in which he sang a duet with Susan Sarandon from 'I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart' by Peggy Lee.
Meanwhile, Warchus and his collaborators are rumored to be seeking 'La La Land''s Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone to play Miss Honey, the kind-hearted teacher who becomes Matilda' s mentor.
Matilda the Musical debuted in 2010 before hitting London's West End the following year. It transferred to Broadway in 2013 and ran for four years, before closing in 2017.
The film, which follows the story of a young bookworm prodigy abused by his ignorant parents and the abusive director of the school, will be a collaboration and will receive a limited premiere at the cinema in Britain before arriving at the broadcast service on all the world.
The novel previously became a movie in 1996, starring Mara Wilson as the main character, with appearances by Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz and Pam Ferris.