In another #GeekedWeek exclusive, Netflix has announced the main cast for their upcoming film based on the bestselling book by Soman Chainani – “The School For Good and Evil”. Nigerian actor Demi Isaac Oviawe (“The Young Offenders”) will star alongside Kaitlyn Akinpelumi (“How To Talk To Girls At Parties”) and Freya Theodora Parks (“Jane Eyre”) will make up the coven of Anadil, Dot and Hester respectively. The film is being adapted by David Magee (“Life of Pi”, “Mary Poppins Returns”) and Laura Solon (“Office Christmas Party”, “Let It Snow”) for Netflix. The story is about a school where ordinary children go to learn to be fairy tale heroes and villains. In the video clip below the author Soman Chainani interviews the new cast members.
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. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and wicked cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. Yet soon the girls find their fortunes reversed: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, Agatha into the School for Good. But what if the mistake is the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? Their friendship will be put to the test in this thrilling and comedic story where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.
Paul Feig photo credit: Jamie Ferguson (via Netflix)