Netflix has released the official trailer for The School for Good and Evil. From director Paul Feig (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), the film is set to arrive on Netflix on Oct. 19. Ahead of the premiere, you can take a peek at the movie, delving into the unlikely friendship between two misfits at the titular school, by watching the trailer below.
Feig directs the film using a screenplay co-written with David Magee; it is based on the book by Soman Chainani. It is produced by Feig, Joe Roth, Jeffery Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, Paul Feig, and Laura Fischer. Executive producers include Stephen Jones, Zack Roth, Chris Castaldi, Soman Chainani, and Patrician Riggen.
The film stars Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone, and Rachel Bloom. Also starring are Earl Cave, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Freya Parks, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, Holly Sturton, Emma Lau, Briony Scarlett, Ally Cubb, Rosie Graham, Joelle, Chinenye Ezeudu, Oliver Watson, Ali Khan, Myles Kamwendo, Harvey Scrimshaw, and Misia Butler.
It’s Good Against Evil in The School for Good and Evil
Primarily, the film follows the friendship between Agatha (Sofia Wylie) and Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso). The problem is that the two are attending a special school that trains heroes and villains for fairy tales to maintain the balance of good and evil. Agatha leans toward one side while Sophie falls to another, putting a rift in the friendship.
“Their dynamic feels so real and I think so many young girls will relate to their individual stories and how they connect, struggle and ultimately grow to appreciate the depth and love of what it means to be a friend,” Caruso said of their friendship, via TUDUM.
Wylie added, “Both of the girls have strengths that complement each other. When one of the characters is faltering, the other is there to pick them up. And yes, while they might fight and argue, at the end of the day, they love each other!”
The School for Good and Evil will premiere for streaming globally on Netflix on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The official synopsis is as follows.
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.