Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil is being adapted over at Netflix.
Via Deadline, Chainani’s 2013 debut novel is being turned into a Paul Feig-helmed movie. Feig is best known for the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, Bridesmaids, Spy, and Last Christmas. Life of Pi’s David Magee and Office Christmas Party’s Laura Solon are on writing duties for the adaptation.
For those not familiar with The School for Good and Evil, the official synopsis for the book reads:
Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed – Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.
But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are… ?
The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.
Expect more on Netflix’s spin on The School for Good and Evil as it continues to develop.