Matilda is one of those quintessential, coming of age, classic stories that most '90s kids remember with fond memories. So when Twitter user @byisikalu brought up the idea of a #BlackMatilda, and Marsai Martin as the genius lead role, the wheels in our head began to spin and thus our dream cast for the movie was made

Marsai Martin as Matilda Wormwood

Photo: Kiara Collins
Photo: Kiara Collins

Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson as Harry and Zinnia Wormwood

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Nene Leakes as Ms. Trunchbull

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Rashida Jones as Miss Jennifer Honey

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Octavia Spencer as Ms. Phelps

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Quvenzhané Wallis as Lavender

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Kid President, Robby Novak as Bruce Bogtrotter

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Skai Jackson as Amanda Thripp

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Photo: Kiara Collins

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as the FBI Agents Bob and Bill

Photo: Kiara Collins
Photo: Kiara Collins
Somebody call Ava Duvernay or Ryan Coogler because we are definitely trying to make this a reality. We're thinking we have to open-call the role of Matilda's older brother, Michael Wormwood. What young black male actor do you think could do the part justice?
Photo: Kiara Collins
Photo: Kiara Collins

Tell us in the comments who you'd want to be cast in this Matilda remake.

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Photo: tumblr

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