Do you ever wonder where every great fairytale begins? Coming this fall, the new Netflix film “The School For Good & Evil” from director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) and based on the string of novels by author Soman Chainani tries to answer those questions.
The supernatural adventure pic boasts a rather impressive cast with Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Ben Kingsley, Rachel Bloom, Rob Delaney, Patti LuPone, and Cate Blanchette will lend her voice as the film’s narrator. Others playing students at the school are Jamie Flatters, Freya Theodora Parks, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Briony Scarlett.
Theron plays the School For Evil’s Lady Lesso, while Yeoh and Washington play the School For Good Professors Anemone and Dovey, with Fishburne in the role of the Dean. The leads of the film will be Caruso as Sophie and Wylie in the role of Agatha, two best friends that will end up seeing their friendship tested as they land on opposing sides.
Here is the official synopsis for the movie courtesy of Netflix:
In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and offbeat mother, has the makings of a real witch. One night under a blood-red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamourous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington). As if navigating classes with the offspring of the Wicked Witch (Freya Parks), Captain Hook (Earl Cave), and King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful schools and destiny. But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the world beyond entirely — the only way to a happy ending is to survive their real-life fairytale first.
“The School For Good & Evil” will debut on October 21 on Netflix. Watch the new trailer below.