Director Paul Feig and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington took to Twitter to reveal the first School for Good and Evil photos for Netflix’s forthcoming film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s fantasy YA novel of the same name. Set for a 2022 debut, the film will center around a group of young adults as they enroll in an enchanted school where they will be trained to either become heroes or villains.
The first photo is a behind-the-scenes look at the project’s ongoing production in Belfast, featuring Feig with Washington and Oscar winner Charlize Theron. As for the second photo, it provided us a closer look at the Scandal alum’s portrayal of Professor Dovey.
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.
The film adaptation will be led by Sophia Anne Caruso (Jack of the Red Hearts) and Sofia Wylie (High School Musical: The Musical – The Series), who are tapped to play the leading roles of Sophie and Agatha. They will be joined by an all-star cast, including Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso, Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey, Laurence Fishburne as The School Master/ Rafal Mistral, and Michelle Yeoh as Professor Anemone, along with Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Emma Lau, Kit Young, and Briony Scarlett.
The film is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) from a screenplay adapted by David Magee (Life of Pi, Marry Poppins Returns) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow). Producers are Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, and Feigco’s Feig and Laura Fischer, with Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen, and Chainani set as executive producers.
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.