It’s like a weird, crack fanfic coming to life. Everyone’s fave Marvel director Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) is hosting a new series where celebrities read Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” to kids and kids at heart (i.e. us).
This fun collaboration with The Roald Dahl Story Company is to raise funds for Partners in Health. In this non-profit organization, they support public health system in the most vulnerable communities around the world. These episodes are available on Youtube every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m, Eastern Time.
“Being an adult child myself and having read James and the Giant Peach to my girls multiple times, I’m excited to be able to partner with my friends, the Dahl team, and Partners in Health and retell this story to help those most in need right now,” says Waititi in a press statement. “This wacky, wonderful tale is about resilience in children, triumph over adversity, and dealing with a sense of isolation, which couldn’t be more relevant today.”
The first two episodes feature both Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Nick Kroll, Benedict Cumberbatch and America’s National Treasure—Meryl Streep. Other celebrities joining Waititi are Cate Blanchett, Cara Delevingne, Beanie Feldstein, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Billy Porter, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Schwartz, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde, Ruth Wilson and a whole lot more.
Feel free to watch the first episode below:
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Still from “James and the Giant Peach with Taika Waititi”