PREVIEW: The School for Good and Evil (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Sophia Anne Caruso (Jack of the Red Hearts), Sofia Wylie (Back of the Net), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Reloaded), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Jamie Flatters (The Forgotten Battle), Kit Young (film debut), Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast), Patti LuPone (1941), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Rachel Bloom (Trolls World Tour), Earl Cave (Days of the Bagnold Summer), Freya Parks (Creation), Demi Isaac Oviawe (film debut), Kaitlyn Akinpelumi (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Mark Heap (Stardust), Briony Scarlett (Wonder Woman 1984), Chinenye Ezeudu (film debut), Rosie Graham (film debut), Joelle (Dune)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), director, producer; Soman Chainani (film debut) and David Magee (Mary Poppins Returns), writers; Laura Fischer (film debut), Jeff Kirschenbaum (The Gray Man), Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) and Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted), producers; Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), composer; John Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks), cinematographer; Brent White (Booksmart), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the village of Gavaldon, Sophie (Caruso) and Agatha (Wylie) are two misfits and best friends, who are suddenly whisked away to the enchanted School for Good and Evil, where aspiring young heroes and villains are trained to keep the balance. However, when the graceful Sophie ends up in the School for Evil, run by the acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Theron), and the sullen Agatha winds up in the School for Good, overseen by the kindly Professor Dovey (Washington), the two friends attempt to fix the apparent mistake, threatening both their friendship and the world in the process…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Netflix introduces a potential successor to Harry Potter with this major new family fantasy adaptation of the book series by Soman Chainani, with director Paul Feig and two lively turns by Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington contributing to the enormous promise it carries.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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