Watch: Taika Waititi reads Roald Dahl classic with famous friends

New Zealand director/writer/actor Taika Waititi has roped in some celebrity friends of his to read the beloved children’s novel James And The Giant Peach online, all in the name of charity.

The ‘cast’ also includes actors Meryl Streep, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tessa Thompson, Beanie Feldstein, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad and Liam Hemsworth, among many others.

Dahl’s 1961 story features a young boy who enters a giant, magical peach and is taken on a series of adventures.

The readings will raise money for various charities. The project was devised by The Roald Dahl Story Company.

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