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Taika Waititi Hosting All-Star Reading of “James and the Giant Peach”

We are so pleased to share the news of Taika Waititi and his all-star cast of friends reading Roald Dahl‘s “James and the Giant Peach.”

Shared just today to the official Roald Dahl Facebook page (and later on Youtube), this video features filmmaker Waititi announcing a read-along for charity of the classic tale.

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Over the series, Taika will be joined by 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 and Archie Yates, with a select number of celebrities still to be announced.

You can see episode 1 now, with Kroll and Chris Hemsworth!

If you can, please visit to donate NOW. The Roald Dahl Story Company and their partners will be matching every single donation. New episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm BST / 1pm EST / 10 PST.

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