James and the Giant Peach with Taika & Friends
Tony winners Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter, and Eddie Redmayne read from Roald Dahl’s classic, James and the Giant Peach, in a new video series directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit).
Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Ruth Wilson, Josh Gad, Sarah Paulson, and Beanie Feldstein are among the scores of celebrities who've signed on to join the reading over the course of the series.
The unabridged reading of the childhood favorite will be released in 10 parts on YouTube, beginning May 18 at 1 PM ET and continuing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Episode 1 features Hemsworth brothers Liam and Chris and Oh Hello’s Nick Kroll, with Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch in Episode 2 on May 20.
Additional stage and screen stars scheduled to appear in the readings include Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jamie Cullum, Roman Griffin Davis, Cara Delevingne, Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Gordon Ramsay, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Schwartz, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde, and Archie Yates.
If you can, please visit http://www.pih.org/giantpeach to donate. Donations benefit Partners In Health (founded by Dahl’s daughter Ophelia), which is dedicated to fighting COVID-19 and supporting public health systems in need.