Charlize Theron to star in new Netflix fantasy film from Ghostbusters director
After the resounding success of last year The old guard and her next sequel, Charlize Theron is once again teaming up with Netflix for another of the streaming giant’s great original films. This time the South African actress will star in Paul Feig’s film The school of Good and Evil, a fantasy YA film based on Soman Chainani’s bestselling novel series.
Feig confirmed the news on Twitter this Friday, revealing that Kerry Washington had signed up alongside Theron. “I know which school I am applying to! The director said in his tweet. “So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, get ready to go to school! The attached image makes it clear that Theron and Washington will be playing two teachers at the School of Magic – Lady Lesso and Professor Dovey.
I know which school I am applying to! So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, get ready to go to school! @CharlizeAfrica @kerrywashington @netflix @NetflixFilm pic.twitter.com/IgmoDABkp0
– Paul Feig (@paulfeig) February 19, 2021
The school of good and evil follows best friends Sophie and Agatha as they begin attending the titular school, a place where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairytale heroes and villains. Sophie, who dreams of being a princess, hopes to join the School of Good while Agatha, a gothic girl with a wicket house cat, intends to join the School of Evil. However, the couple are ultimately written the other way around, causing them to question each other and question their friendship.
It looks like a mixture of Sky high, from disney Offspring and Harry potter (particularly The cursed child), Netflix could have another huge hit with a younger audience here. It also follows their current obsession with creating projects about the fantastic Hogwarts schools – see: Destiny: The Winx Saga and reboot of the Addams family Wednesday.
Netflix would be moving forward with The old guard 2, starring Theron, while Washington was just seen in the streamer’s award-nominated musical Prom. And as for Paul Feig, he’s developing a monster movie Black army for Universal.