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

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson was unrecognizable as she transformed into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the popular story (pictured above in the trailer, which was released Wednesday, pictured directly this month).

Emma Thompson looked a far cry from her signature elegant aura when the teaser trailer for Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical was released on Wednesday.

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

The theatrical adaptation of the West End phenomenon showcases an unrecognizable side of Emma, ​​who in the trailer wears the villain’s khaki trench coat and wild, slicked-back hairstyle with which the character is associated.

Unrecognizable: Emma looked a far cry from her signature elegant aura (pictured at this month's Sundance Film Festival)

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson was unrecognizable as she transformed into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the popular story (pictured left in the trailer released Wednesday, pictured right this month).

A brand new adaptation of 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.

Alisha Weir follows in the footsteps of one of fiction’s most beloved characters, while Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough play her parents, whose loud and selfish behavior leads the silent observer in Matilda to dream 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 student to conjure up her own fantastical stories.

Upcoming: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is a brand new adaptation of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, telling the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand to change her story with wondrous results (im Picture Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood)

Upcoming: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is a brand new adaptation of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, telling the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand to change her story with wondrous results (im Picture Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood)

Emma, ​​is that you?!  The theatrical adaptation of the West End phenomenon features an unrecognizable side of Emma, ​​63, who is depicted in the villain's khaki trench coat and the wild, slicked-back hairstyle the character is associated with

Emma, ​​is that you?! The theatrical adaptation of the West End phenomenon features an unrecognizable side of Emma, ​​63, who is depicted in the villain’s khaki trench coat and the wild, slicked-back hairstyle the character is associated with

Children's classics: Alisha Weir (left) follows in the footsteps of one of fiction's most beloved characters, while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

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

Children’s classics: Alisha Weir (left) follows in the footsteps of one of fiction’s most beloved characters, while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

Scream!  The loud and selfish behavior of her mother and father prompts the silent observer in Matilda to dream up impudent acts of rebellion and revenge (Andrea Riseborough pictured alongside Stephen).

Scream! The loud and selfish behavior of her mother and father prompts the silent observer in Matilda to dream up impudent acts of rebellion and revenge (Andrea Riseborough pictured alongside Stephen).

Bookworm Matilda is excited to visit Crunchem Hall, but is surprised to discover the school is an ominous and oppressive place run by the evil Miss Trunchbull.

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

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

Most recent role: Matilda finds solace in her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey, played by James Bond star Lashana Lynch, who encourages her student to invent her own fantastical stories

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

Bond: Alongside the friendly Miss Honey, the bright lights among the naughties are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda's newfound school friends

Bond: Alongside the friendly Miss Honey, the bright lights among the naughties are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newfound school friends

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

Powers: Imbued with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to stand up 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 production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

After the release of the teaser trailer, an avid fan wanted to reiterate that the upcoming feature is not a remake.

Date: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is currently slated for release on December 2, 2022

Date: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is currently slated for release on December 2, 2022

“No one realizes that this is NOT a remake of the original film, but a film based on the Roald Dahl book,” reads the haunting commentary.

Fans of the musical, which made its West End debut over a decade ago in October 2011, have expressed their excitement for the new film.

“So excited! I love the musical, have seen it countless times [sic]’ one wrote, while another chimed in, ‘I love the official teaser trailer for the film version of Matilda The Musical and can’t wait to see it in cinemas in December #MatildaMovie’.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is currently slated to hit theaters on December 2, 2022.

'I love this musical': Fans of the musical, which debuted in the West End over a decade ago in October 2011, expressed their enthusiasm for the new film

‘I love this musical’: Fans of the musical, which debuted in the West End over a decade ago in October 2011, expressed their enthusiasm for the new film

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