Netflix movie “The School of Good and Evil”: Everything We Know So Far

Filming of Netflix movie The School of Good and Evil with Charlize Theron begins

All the good guys and the bad guys rejoice! Shooting for the adaptation of The school of good and evil the novel has begun! With the film set to arrive on Netflix in 2022, we’ll be there to provide all of the major updates to the film, including filming updates, trailer releases, casting news, and release date. Netflix.

The school of good and evil is an upcoming Netflix Original fantasy drama based on the bestselling novels of the same name by author Soman Chainani. The director of the film is Paul Feig who previously directed the ghost hunters to restart, To spy, The heat, and episodes of Office.

Chainani was also credited with writing the script for the film, alongside David Magee. Malia Scotch Marmo, screenwriter of To hang up also received writing credit.

What is the state of production of The school of good and evil?

Official production status: post-production (last update: 22/11/2021)

The Belfast Telegraph reported on April 27, 2021 that the filming for the school of good and evil had begun, filming having taken place at Belfast Harbor Studios.

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Film for The school of good and evil held at St Peters of Ireland Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. – Courtesy of Belfast Telegraph and Stephen Hamilton

Fans on Twitter shared a few behind-the-scenes photos from the film, with photos of the actors’ chairs and their names revealed.

Roth Films is behind the production of The school of good and evil and is best known for his work on other live fairy tales such as Snow White and the Hunter, Alice in Wonderland, and Maleficent. Jane Startz Productions is also credited with the production, while NVIZ is behind the special effects and Siam Costumes International for the props.

The majority of filming took place in Northern Ireland, where hundreds of extras and crew members used on the film lived locally. In May 2021, filming would have been completed for some actors, and almost all of the filming had been completed by early July 2021. A final scene was shot at the end of July, which officially ended filming.

Since the film went into post-production, director Paul Fieg has edited at least ten hours a day in order to get his vision of the perfect special effects for the film.

What is the plot of The school of good and evil?

Every four years, on the night of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, two 12-year-old children are robbed from the village of Gavaldon and taken to the School of Good and Evil. Sophie, blonde and beautiful, dreams of being taken to school and living happily ever after as a princess with an adoring prince. However, Sophie’s best friend, Agatha, couldn’t be more opposed, being ugly with dark hair, bulging bug eyes and her cemetery house.

Both are perfect candidates for school, but on the fateful night of the kidnapping, much to the couple’s horror, they are both sent to the “wrong” school. Sophie arrives as a student of the School of Evil, becoming a “Never”, while Agatha becomes a student of the School of Good and becomes an “Ever”.

Who are the actors for The school of good and evil?

The school of good and evil has an incredibly exciting cast starring Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron and Ben Kingsley.

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Michelle Yeoh (left), Charlize Theron (center) and Ben Kingsley (right)

Michelle Yeoh was also recently cast in the prequel to The witcher series, The Witcher: Origin of Blood. Charlize Theron already has a strong presence on Netflix thanks to her work in the superhero film The old guard, and her work as an executive producer on Spirit hunter. This will be the third Netflix film for Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley, who previously starred in Final Operation and War machine.

The main roles of Sophie and Agatha are respectively Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie.

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Sophia Anne Caruso (left) and Sofia Wylie (right)

Below is the full list of confirmed actors for The school of good and evil:

Role Member of the cast Where have I seen / heard them before?
lady lesso Charlize theron Monster | Mad Max: Fury Road | Atomic blonde
Rafal Youth Kit Shadow and Bone | Strive | Walter’s war
Professor Anemone Michelle yeoh Crouching tiger, hidden dragon | Tomorrow never dies | crazy rich asians
The schoolmaster Laurence Fishburne The matrix | Mystical river | Contagion
Professor Dovey Kerry Washington Django unleashed | Scandal | Ray
Agathe Sofia wylie High School Musical: The Musical – The Series | Spider-Man | Andi Mack
Hort Cave of the Count Alex Cavalier | The end of the fucking world | Born to kill
Sophie Sophie-Anne Caruso Jack of Red Hearts | The sound of live music! | Smash
Tédros Jamie Flatte So clumsy | Liar | The forgotten battle
Professor Manley Mark the pile Stardust | Friday evening dinner | Green wing
Chinen Chinenye Ezeudu The stranger | Sex education
Hester Freya Parks Jane Eyre | Les Misérables | Creation
Vanessa Stephanie Siadatan Silent witness | The Seventeenth Child | Emmerdale
Cayla Olivia booth-ford Do not disturb | Gloria
Millennium Rosie Graham Foreign | Guard | Sanditon
Kiko Emma Lau Venom: let there be carnage | Artemis poultry | Trial and error
Reena Briony Scarlett Wonder Woman 1984 | Prostitutes | Soulmates
Nicolas Misha butler Kiss me first | Company for two | Victim
Beatrix Holly sturton To choke
Chaddick Ali Khan Kal Ho Naa Ho | Dil Chahta Hai | Omkara
Anadil Demi Isaac Oviawe Young offenders | To all my darlings
to be determined Ben kingsley Gandhi | Schindler’s list | Shutter island
to be determined Rob delaney Disaster | Deadpool 2 | Bomb
to be determined Rachel bloom crazy ex-girlfriend | robot chicken | Angry Birds 2 movie
to be determined Patti LuPone Witness | Robbery | State and principal

Can we expect to see more movies adapted from the books?

Given the popularity of the books, we would expect the film to perform extremely well when it arrives in 2022. All of the sequels are heavily dependent on the performance of the film. If successful, Netflix can adapt 5 more novels into movies, giving them a huge boost to their range of original content.

As of this writing, six books are set in the world of The school of good and evil:

School years

1. The school of good and evil

2. A world without princes

3. The last eternal

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The Camelot years

4. Quests for Glory

5. A crystal of time

6. A real king

the school of books of good and evil trilogy of the hawker years

When is The school of good and evil Netflix release date?

Fans wishing to see the film arrive in 2021 will be sorely disappointed because The school of good and evil is slated to hit Netflix sometime in 2022.

It’s unclear when the film will arrive in 2022, but given the fact that filming began in April 2021, we expect it to hit Netflix in the spring or summer.

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