Waititi Assembles Stars For Dahl Read-Along

Looking for something new to watch? Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker Taika Waititi, working in conjunction with the Roald Dahl Story Company, has assembled a bunch of famed actors for a star-studded read-along of Dahl’s famed novel “James and the Giant Peach” kicking off today.

The cast list is kind of insane and includes Meryl Streep, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Reynolds, Mindy Kaling, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Billy Porter, Josh Gad, Sarah Paulson, Kumail Nanjiani, Tessa Thompson, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Wilson, Cara Delevigne, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein, Nick Kroll and more all reading and performing characters in the story from their homes.

Taking place over ten episodes, new ones will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel with the read through going to help raise funds for Partners in Health – a medical and social justice organization founded by Dahl’s daughter that is fighting COVID-19 and supporting public health systems in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.

 

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Mac is freelance writer/dramaturg. In addition to fanboy planet, he also covers high school sports for Prep2Prep. As a dramaturg he has worked with such theatre companies as City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He also coaches Boy's Varsity Soccer and helps out in the Performing Arts Department of Archbishop Mitty High School. Proud Disneyland Pass Holder & D23 Member.