Killing Eve star Jodie Comer eyed by Netflix to star as Miss Honey in new Matilda adaption

Jodie Comer could be bringing a bit of Miss Honey to Matilda (Picture: Getty)

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has been tipped to take on the role of Miss Honey in a new live-action adaption of Matilda.

Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Roald Dahl, we follow the titular character as she discovers her innate psychic abilities while battling the villainous headmistress Miss Trunchbull.

Embeth Davidtz took on the role of Miss Honey in the lauded 1996 adaption, which also starred Danny DeVito.

Now, according to Lad Bible, BAFTA-award winning Jodie is tapped to play Matilda’s empathetic teacher. Adapted from Tim Minchin’s award-winning 2010 musical on the source material, so far the Netflix-backed project has only one cast member confirmed – Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes as Trunchbull.

Netflix has confirmed that several Roald Dahl adaption are in the works over at the streaming giant; including a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vision from Marvel director Taika Waititi.

We don’t think there will be many difficulty in getting people on-board with this one.

And just how do you spell difficulty? Well, it’s Mrs D, Mrs I, Mrs F F…

Embeth Davidtz played the role of Miss Honey in the 1996 film (Picture: REX)

These two series are just the beginning – Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and many other beloved Dahl stories are set to follow soon!

— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 5, 2020

Jodie is currently starring as international assassin and style icon Villanelle in the BBC America series Killing Eve, which is now in its third season.

We’re currently seeing Villanelle and Eve once again play a cat-and-mouse game around the globe, but everyone has one question their lips…

Has…has the assassin actually adppted a baby?

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Jodie will also be returning to BBC screens in yet another unexpected role, as she leads an all-star cast in the revival of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.

The Liverpudlian starlet will be seen alongside Sarah Lancashire and Imelda Staunton in a series of vignettes.

Despite coronavirus, however, the series is currently being filmed in Elstree Studios, abiding by strict social distancing guidelines.

Killing Eve is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Matilda comes to Netflix at an as-yet-unconfirmed date.

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