Matilda Lawler has been cast in the upcoming Disney+ original movie, Flora & Ulysses. Lawler will star as the titular character in film based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.

Matilda Lawler | Playbill

Matilda Lawler | Playbill

What’s happening:

  • According to Deadline, actress Matilda Lawler has been cast as the lead in the Disney+ movie, Flora & Ulysses.
  • Lawler will play 10-year-old Flora opposite Alyson Hannigan and Ben Schwartz who have been cast as her parents.
  • The movie will be based on Kate DiCamillo’s young adult novel, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.

About Flora & Ulysses:

  • “The story centers on the imaginative, creative and cynical 10-year-old Flora, who could hardly predict that the little squirrel she saved from a tragic accident would be born anew and transformed into a superhero with the powers of strength, misspelled poetry and an uncanny knack for helping her and the lovable but broken people in her life become a family again.”

About Matilda Lawler:

  • Flora & Ulysses will be Lawler’s first studio project.
  • The young actress recently made her Broadway debut in The Ferryman, playing Honor Carney.
  • Audience can also see her The Block Island Sound, an upcoming indie thriller from brothers Kevin and Matthew McManus.

Creative team:

  • Director:
    • Lena Khan
  • Producer:
    • Gil Netter (Life of Pi)
  • Screenplay:

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