Take a first look at Netflix’s “The School For Good And Evil“, a new movie starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington! It will be available to stream on October 19.
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 the dashing son of 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 feature stars Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne. Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz. Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone and Rachel Bloom, with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron.
Also starring 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 and Misia Butler.
The movie is directed by Paul Feig. Feig and David Magee are credited as writers in the adaptation of the Chainani book series which has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.
In the above clip shared by the streaming platform as part of their TUDUM event, Washington’s character Professor Dovey explains that the “finger glow helps you become aware of the power inside you.” Theron’s character Lady Lesso then adds, “when your finger glows it means you’ve begun to tap into emotions powerful enough to cast a spell.”
“The stronger your feelings, the stronger your magic,” Dovey adds.
Caruso’s character Sophie breaks into the scene saying, “I hope I’m not late,” while Billie Eilish’s song “You Should See Me In a Crown” is blasted in the background. Sophie’s commanding presence is felt by all of the characters as she walks down the aisle to get her finger glow.
Are you excited to watch The School For Good And Evil?
Source: Deadline / Netflix