According to Deadline, Charlize Theron (‘Fast & Furious 9’) and Kerry Washington (‘The Prom’) will star in Paul Feig’s future film,‘The School for Good and Evil’, film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s bestseller. The director of ‘Ghostbusters’ will direct this Netflix project that will also include Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso in its cast.
The role of Theron will be that of Lady Lesso, while Washington will play Professor Dovey. The official synopsis of the first book of a series of six that has already conquered millions of readers and has been translated into 30 languages around the world is as follows:
This year, Sophie and her best friend Agatha will discover what it is like to be students of the legendary School of Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls receive training to be heroes and villains of fairy tales. With her pink dresses, crystal shoes and devotion to good deeds, Sophie is convinced that she will have the best grades in the School of Good and that when she graduates, she will be a true princess. On the other hand, Agatha, with her misshapen black robes, an evil pet cat, and her antipathy to almost everyone, seems to be destined for the School of Evil.
But when the two friends fall into the Infinite Forest, they discover that their destinies are turned upside down: Sophie falls into the School of Evil, where she must attend classes in Disruption, Mortal Curses and Training of Minions, while Agatha is in the School of the Well, between handsome princes, beautiful maidens and classes in Princess Etiquette and Communication with Animals. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are …? The School of Good and Evil is a peak journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to walk through it.
David Magee (‘Life of Pi’) and Laura Solon (‘Let It Snow’) have written the script for this film which will be produced by Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, Laura Fischer and Feig. Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen and Chainani will serve as executive producers.