Paul Feig To Helm ‘The School For Good And Evil’ Adaptation For Netflix
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Netflix has commissioned the adaptation of Soman Chainani’s novel (and the first in a series of six) The School for Good and Evil, and filmmaker/TV director Paul Feig is all set to direct.
Paul is best known for his frequent collaborations with actress Melissa McCarthy on films like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters. His last film was the Emilia Clarke - Henry Golding romcom Last Christmas. Apart from films, Paul is also known for his directorial hand on episodes of The Office and Arrested Development, as well as creator of the cult classic Freaks and Geeks.
According to the official statement by Netflix, the premise of the film is: Sophie, with her princess ambitions, 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.
The screenplay of The School for Good and Evil will be written by David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow). Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Starz, Feig and Laura Fischer are attached as producers.
The book series is about a school which trains regular kids to be fairytale heroes and villains, and since its release, has been featured on New York Times’ bestseller list. The final book in the series, The School of Good and Evil: One True King, will be released by HarperCollins on June 2.