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School for Good and Evil: Ben Kingsley, Rob Delaney, Rachel Bloom cast in Netflix adaptation of YA fantasy book

School for Good and Evil is an adaptation of Soman Chainani's bestselling fantasy book.

Devki Nehra
Nov 10, 2021
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 Ben Kingsley, Patti LuPone, Rob Delaney, Rachel Bloom, and Mark Heap have joined the ensemble cast of School for Good and Evil, an adaptation of Soman Chainani's fantasy book set at Netflix. 

The Hollywood Reporter says that the film directed by Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters, Spy) had previously added Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Michelle Yeoh and Laurence Fishburne.

David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns, Finding Neverland) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) have adapted Chainani's book for screen. 

The show will follow Sophie (Caruso) and Agatha (Wylie) who discover the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. "With her princess ambitions, Sophie knows she'll be picked for the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and wicked cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. Yet soon the girls find their fortunes reversed: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, Agatha into the School for Good. But what if the mistake is the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? Their friendship will be put to the test in this thrilling and comedic story where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one," says the synopsis released by Netflix.

Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, and Feigco’s Paul Feig and Laura Fischer are the producers on the film, which is set to release sometime next year. Roth, Patricia Riggen, Chainani will get executive producer credits.

The School for Good and Evil was a New York Times bestseller upon release, and is the first in a six-book series. The final book in the series, The School for Good and Evil: One True King was released in June, 2020. 

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