Date: 22nd February 2021
Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington have joined the cast of The School For Good And Evil, the Paul Feig-directed adaptation of the fantasy YA novel from Soman Chainani.
The “Bridesmaids” director made the announcement on Twitter Friday. The movie is slated to debut on Netflix in 2022.
Feig's "The School For Good and Evil" is based on Soman Chainani’s best-selling novel of the same name. David Magee and Laura Solon are adapting the screenplay.
"The School for Good and Evil" will follow best friends Sophie and Agatha, who are about to discover where fairy tale legacies go to school: The School for Good and Evil. Sophie knows she’ll be picked for the School of Good and join alums like Cinderella and Snow White, while Agatha knows she’s fit for the Evil School. However, when their fortunes are reversed, their friendship is put to the test and the girls discover who they really are.
Washington and Theron will join the previously cast Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso. Theron will play Lady Lesso in the film, while Washington will portray Professor Dovey.
The School for Good and Evil is the first of six novels in the series, which has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages.
Source: Press Release