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Charlize Theron is joining Netflix series “The School of Good and Evil”

Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington are cast for the upcoming Netflix Series “The School of Good and Evil” directed by Paul Feig.

By Ingrid Mateos


Charlize Theron (AP)

American-South African actress Charlize Theron and American Actress Kerry Washington will be seen as the Good and the Evil Dean in the new Netflix series based on Soman Chainani's books “The School of Good and Evil” and Bye Bye Universal Pictures, Hello Netflix. After the first book of this saga “The School for Good and Evil” Universal acquired the rights. Nothing happened and Netflix has come to the rescue. Directed by Paul Feig with Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie as protagonists we have news for this film.

Just last month they began working filming this at The Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland and we are already hearing big additions to this. “I know what school I’m applying to,” Feig wrote Friday on Twitter to announce the casting news. “So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, prepare to get schooled!”

Director of “Freaks and Geeks,” “Bridesmaids,” “A Simple Favor” and “The Heat,” Paul Feig is directing this from a screenplay by David Magee (Life of Pi) and Laura Solon.

“To have one of your favorite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honor and a dream,” said Chainani. “Paul Feig is a brilliant filmmaker and a master of tone — a perfect fit for the twists and turns of ‘The School for Good and Evil.’ I have no doubt that he will make a true fairy tale classic.”

Of course, when talking about any school we need a model role we need to follow and here we have no exception. Charlize Theron is playing Lady Leonaro Lesso, the Dean of Evil (of course she is), and Kerry Washington is Leonaro's best friend, Professor Clarissa Dovey, the Dean of Good.

Back in 2013, Chainani's first book of the saga was outselling over 2.5 million copies and translated into 30 languages. The Series is six books long and the next one is to be released on June 2 by Harper Collins.

“I’m truly excited to bring this amazing, touching, funny, and empowering world that Soman created in his wonderful books to life,” Feig said. “I feel like a frog that just turned into a prince.”

The School of Good and Evil follows best friends Sophie and Agatha who are training to be heroes and villains. Sophie wants to go to the School of Good while Agatha to the School of Evil, but destiny is no fair, and both are chosen for the contrary team. We will need to read and watch this film so we know what adventures are ahead.

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