‘A Simple Favour’ helmer Paul Feig has signed up to direct Netflix’s young adult fantasy fairy-tale ‘The School for Good and Evil’.
The film is based on the novel by Soman Chainani and follows best friends Sophie and Agatha who are students at the titular School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains.
With her princess ambitions, Sophie knows she’ll be picked for the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella and Snow White. Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and wicked cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
When the girls find their fortunes reversed, with Sophie dropped into the School for Evil and Agatha into the School for Good, their friendship will be put to the test.
David Magee and Laura Solon have penned the script. Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, and Feigco’s Laura Fischer and Feig will produce the film, while Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen, Chainani will executive produce.
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Published in 2013, Chainani’s first novel consisted of a six-book series. The series has sold over 2.5 million.
Feig is best known for his work on ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘A Simple Favor’ and ‘Last Christmas’. His upcoming projects include TV Movies ‘Girl Code’ and ‘This Country’.