EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has partially shut down production on the feature. Matilda in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak, making it the streamer’s second shoot in the UK in as many days as it will be affected by the pandemic after we told it Bridgerton stopped on Saturday.
The deadline may reveal that the first filming unit in Working Title’s Matilda yesterday he had to disconnect the tools after a positive Covid test. A source said the hiatus could last up to 10 days. The second unit continues firing.
The disruption of the West End musical adaptation comes as a third wave of coronavirus sweeps across the UK. There are now around 50,000 positive tests a day and the virus has struck the heart of the government after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested positive on Saturday, despite receiving a double injection.
‘Bridgerton’: Netflix closes filming of season 2 for the second time after another case of Covid
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now isolating himself after coming into close contact with Javid, which is ironic given that he is pushing for the country’s reopening on Monday, when all legal restrictions on social contact will be removed.
Netflix’s testing regimen is considered one of the best in the business, which may be why it’s uncovering a number of cases on its shoots. Bridgerton It was stopped indefinitely on Saturday after filming for season 2 recorded its second positive case in three days.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel, Matilda stars Oscar winner Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough will play Matilda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee is the librarian, Mrs. Phelps.
Tony and Olivier award winner Matthew Warchus, who directed Matilda the musical for the West End and Broadway, he is directing the film adaptation. It is produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. The script is adapted by Dennis Kelly with original music and lyrics written by Tim Minchin.
Sony Pictures UK and TriStar Pictures have scheduled a theatrical release on December 2, 2022 for Matilda in the UK and Ireland. Netflix will launch in the rest of the world in December 2022.