Fishburne & Yeoh join Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil film
Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh have officially signed on to join the cast of Netflix’s film adaptation of The School for Good and Evil, based on Soman Chainani’s fantasy YA novel series of the same name, according to Deadline. Fishburne and Yeoh are joining previously cast Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere) and Charlize Theron (The Old Guard), along with young leads Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso.
Fishburne is set to portray the role of The School Master. In the books, the character’s real name is Rafal Mistral, who is described as a mysterious figure hiding behind a silver mask. As for Yeoh, she will be playing Professor Anemone, who is the School for Good’s teacher for Beautification. Washington and Theron will star alongside Wylie (High School Musical: The Musical – The Series) and Caruso (Jack of the Red Hearts), with the Theron set to play Lady Lesso while Washington will portray Professor Dovey.
The School for Good and Evil will follow best friends Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), 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.
David Magee (Life of Pi, Marry Poppins Returns) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) are writing the adapted screenplay, with project 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.
(Photo Credits: Getty Images)