Sunday, December 5, 2021

Taika Waititi to Host a Star Studded ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Read-Along to Benefit Partners in Health

Starting Monday, May 18, director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) is set to hold a star studded read-along to Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. The read-along is in partnership with the Roald Dahl Story Company to raise money for Partners in Health, an organization that is tackling COVID-19 while also assisting public health systems in vulnerable areas worldwide that Dahl’s daughter, Ophelia, helped found.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 10 episode series will post episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1 p.m. EST on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel. The first two episodes are available to watch now and feature Chris and Liam Hemsworth and Nick Kroll alongside Waititi in the first installment. Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, and Waititi are featured in the second episode.

Watch the first two episodes here and read-along with your favorite stars!

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