The School for Good and Evil: Paul Feig to Direct Netflix Movie Adaptation
Emmy nominee Paul Feig (The Office, The Heat, Spy) is set to direct The School for Good and Evil, Netflix’s movie adaptation based on the best-selling novel by Soman Chainani, according to The Wrap.
The School for Good and Evil will follow best friends Sophie and Agatha, who are about to discover where fairytale 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.
“To have one of your favorite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honor and a dream. Paul Feig is a brilliant filmmaker and a master of tone — a perfect fit for the twists and turns of ‘The School for Good and Evil.’ I have no doubt that he will make a true fairy tale classic,” said Chainani.
David Magee (Life of Pi, Marry Poppins Returns) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) are writing the adapted screenplay.
The School for Good and Evil is being produced by Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, and Feigco’s Feig and Laura Fischer. Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen, and Chainani will executive produce.
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.
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