LOOK: Big Hollywood Stars Come Together to Read this Classic Roald Dahl Story

What happens when you put Academy Award-winning writer-director Taika Waititi and a lot of acclaimed Hollywood stars all together in one project? Apparently, you get a new YouTube Storytime series about a classic children’s book!

Taika has teamed up the Roald Dahl Story Company to create a 10-episode group reading session of the classic story James and the Giant Peach as a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief efforts. What makes this project exciting is that not only will Taika narrate the whole piece, but he has also enlisted the help of many celebrities to read the parts.

Some of these celebrities include Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Gad, Lupita Nyong’o, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Tessa Thompson, and the Hemsworth Brothers, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Billy Porter, and Sarah Paulson.

The first episode is already out and, as expected, it’s a riot! Brighten your day by watching the video below:

(ALSO READ: Taika Waititi is the First Person of Indigenous Descent to Win Screenwriting Oscar)

Are you excited to watch all the episodes? Let us know in the comments!


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