The School for Good and Evil is coming to Netflix this fall. The film is based on Soman Chainani’s 2013 novel of the same name. It follows the adventures of best friends Sophie and Agatha, who are kidnapped and taken to the titular School for Good and Evil. After their fortunes are reversed, they try to figure out a way to return home. In doing so, their friendship is put to the test. Watch the trailer below.
The School for Good and Evil Trailer
The School for Good and Evil Plot
According to the Netflix logline, Best friends and misfits Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) couldn’t be any different. Sophie’s a golden-haired seamstress who dreams of becoming a princess, while Agatha has a grim aesthetic perfect for an aspiring witch. One night under a blood-red moon, a powerful force sweeps the two girls away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Upon their arrival, something doesn’t seem right. Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, led by the glamourous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha is enrolled in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington). As they navigate their diverged destinies and attend classes with the children of other famous storybook characters, the two friends must find a way back to their rightful schools.
Directed by Paul Feig from a script written by David Magee and Feig. Speaking to Netflix Tudum. Feig told “You learn over the course of the film what we inherently know in real life — which is nobody is all one thing,” Feig added, “We’re all a mix of good and evil, scared and brave, confident and insecure, right and wrong. In short, we’re all only human.”
The School for Good and Evil Cast
The School for Good and Evil stars Sofia Wylie as Agatha, Sophia Anne Caruso as Sophie, Laurence Fishburne as the School Master, Michelle Yeoh as Professor Emma Anemone, Jamie Flatters as Tedros, Kit Young as Rafal, Peter Serafinowicz, Kerry Washington as Professor Clarissa Dovey, Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso, Cate Blanchett as the narrator/voice of the Storian, Ben Kingsley, Patti LuPone, Freya Theodora Parks as Hester, and Demi Isaac Oviawe as Anadil.
In an interview with EW, Feig says Once the style for the costumes and sets were developed, what really excited him about bringing the story to life is how the author explored stereotypical ideas of good vs. evil and then turns that on its head. “I think it so speaks to the way that the world is right now.” Feig added, “Somehow we’ve gotten into this very divided place where you’re either on my side or you’re against me, and you’re terrible and I’m good. It was really inspiring and I won’t say easy, but we fed off the creativity of what’s happening in this world, and with the hopes that we can, through the world of fantasy, make our statement on that.”
The School for Good and Evil Release Date
The School for Good and Evil will premiere on October 19, 2022, on Netflix.
The goal is definitely for this to be a franchise,” Feig says. “I mean, this cast is just stellar. I have to pinch myself every time I watch the movie. From Charlize, and Kerry, and Laurence, to Michelle [Yeoh], and Cate Blanchett as the voice of the [Storian], to this amazing new young cast who are just so deep and wonderful, inventive and charismatic, it was really a thrill.”
Where Can Watch The School for Good and Evil?
The School for Good and Evil is now available to stream on Netflix.
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