Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson is unrecognisable as Miss Trunchbull

Emma Thompson looked poles apart from her signature elegant aura as the teaser trailer for Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical was released on Wednesday.

The accoladed actress, 63, transforms into the infamous Miss Trunchbull in the upcoming family feature, which will make for perfect viewing over the Christmas holidays.

The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognizable side to Emma, ​​who, in the trailer, is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress’ khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with.

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson was unrecognizable as she transformed into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the much-loved tale (pictured above in the trailer, which was released on Wednesday, pictured right this month)

Unrecognizable: Emma looked poles apart from her signature elegant aura (pictured at the Sundance Film Festival this month)

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson was unrecognizable as she transformed into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the much-loved tale (pictured left in the trailer, which was released on Wednesday, pictured right this month)

A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction’s most beloved characters is Alisha Weir, while Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough play her parents, whose loud and selfish behavior triggers the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.

Matilda Wormwood finds solace in her inspirational teacher Miss Honey, played by James Bond star Lashana Lynch, who encourages her pupil to conjure her own fantastical tales.

Upcoming: A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results (pictured Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood)

Upcoming: A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results (pictured Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood)

Emma, ​​is that you?!  The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognizable side to Emma, ​​63, who is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress' khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with

Emma, ​​is that you?! The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognizable side to Emma, ​​63, who is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress’ khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with

Children's classic: Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction's most beloved characters is Alisha Weir (left) while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

Scream!  Stephen plays Harry Wormwood and Andrea plays his wife Zinnia

Children’s classic: Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction’s most beloved characters is Alisha Weir (left) while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

Scream!  Her mum and dad's loud and selfish behavior triggers the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge (Andrea Riseborough pictured alongside Stephen)

Scream! Her mum and dad’s loud and selfish behavior triggers the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge (Andrea Riseborough pictured alongside Stephen)

Bookworm Matilda is excited to attend Crunchem Hall but is surprised to find out the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the wicked Miss Trunchbull.

As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newfound school friends.

Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.

Latest role: Matilda finds solace in her inspirational teacher Miss Honey, played by James Bond star Lashana Lynch, who encourages her pupil to conjure her own fantastical tales

Strict: Bookworm Matilda is excited to attend Crunchem Hall but is surprised to find out the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the wicked Miss Trunchbull

Strict: Bookworm Matilda is excited to attend Crunchem Hall but is surprised to find out the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the wicked Miss Trunchbull

Bond: As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda's newfound school friends

Bond: As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newfound school friends

Powers: Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won't forget

Powers: Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget

Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), the film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.

Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

After the teaser trailer’s release, one avid fan wanted to reiterate that the upcoming feature was not a remake.

Date: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is currently scheduled to hit cinemas on December 2 2022

Date: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is currently scheduled to hit cinemas on December 2 2022

‘No one is realizing that it’s NOT a remake of the original film, but a film based on the MUSICAL of Roald Dahl’s book,’ the insist comment read.

Meanwhile, fans of the musical, which made its West End debut over a decade ago in October 2011, voiced their excitement for the new movie.

‘So excited for this! Love the musical, seen it endless times [sic],’ one wrote, as another chimed: ‘I do like the official teaser trailer for the film version of Matilda The Musical and I am looking forward to seeing it on the big screen at the Cinema in December #MatildaMovie’.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is currently scheduled to hit cinemas on December 2 2022.

'Love this musical': Fans of the musical, which made its West End debut over a decade ago in October 2011, voiced their excitement for the new movie

‘Love this musical’: Fans of the musical, which made its West End debut over a decade ago in October 2011, voiced their excitement for the new movie

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