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"James and the Giant Peach" with Taika and friends

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Courtesy: Roald Dahl Story Company

Time Out says

Wow! James and the Giant Peach, the fantastical children's classic by Roald Dahl, will be read cover to cover by a stellar lineup including Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Kroll, Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Cara Delevingne and others, and directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi—who is currently working on Roald Dahl projects for Netflix.

The book will be read in 10 installments, and posted on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel. Even cooler, this isn't a straight-up reading: The actors goof around and, well, act up, which is exactly what you should do when reading James and the Giant Peach! The segments are free, but those interested in making a donation can contribute to a fundraiser for the nonprofit Partners in Health. All ages.

Written by
Oliver Strand


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