Every Star Featured In Taika Waititi’s Charity Reading of James and the Giant Peach

What I don’t want to see is A-listers pulling their greatest performance to-date to muster a single crocodile tear as the wail the lyrics to John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ from their 4,300 foot swimming pool.

What I do want to see is A-listers reading classic literature for just no reason whatsoever.

In an attempt to properly dick all over Tom Hardy’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories, Taika Waititi has recruited the likes of Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and MERYL FUCKING STREEP to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach for charity.

Episodes will be released weekly and will help support Partners In Health, a global health nonprofit founded by Roald Dahl’s daughter, Opehlia Dahl.

I guess Taika’s just trying to get in the Dahl Estate’s good books, as he’s already been announced to write, direct and produce two original animated series for Netflix based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Well, getting Meryl Streep on your charity reading is a FUCKING GOOD START, PAL.

Here are just some of the stars set to join Taika in the ten episodes:

Utkarsh Ambudkar,

Cate Blanchett,

Jamie Cullum,

Benedict Cumberbatch,

Roman Griffin Davis,

Cara Delevingne,

Cynthia Erivo,

Beanie Feldstein,

Josh Gad,

Chris Hemsworth,

Liam Hemsworth,

Mindy Kaling,

Nick Kroll,

Kumail Nanjiani,

Lupita Nyong’o,

Sarah Paulson,

Billy Porter,

Gordon Ramsay,

Eddie Redmayne,

Ryan Reynolds,

Ben Schwartz,

Meryl Streep,

Tessa Thompson,

Olivia Wilde,

Ruth Wilson,

Archie Yates

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