Kerry Washington & Charlize Theron Team Up for New Netflix Film

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We hope you're ready for this knockout combo.

Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron are teaming up for a Netflix movie from Paul Feig (director of laugh-out-loud movies like Bridesmaids and Spy). Feig’s new flick, The School for Good and Evil, is based on the best-selling series of books by Soman Chainani. The casting decision was announced in a tweet by Feig himself, who wrote, “I know what school I’m applying to! So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, prepare to get schooled!”

The film, slated for a 2022 release, will be a fantasy adventure that puts a whole new spin on classics like Cinderella. The story centers around two students, Sophie and Agatha, who claim to know their rightful paths in a world where students train to become fairytale heroes or villains. However, Sophie and Agatha's futures are thrown into question when each finds herself at the wrong school. In the description for the book series, Chainani writes, "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."

According to Netflix, Charlize Theron will be playing Lady Lesso, the Dean of the School for Evil, while Kerry Washington will be playing Professor Clarissa Dovey, the Dean of Good. The roles of Agatha and Sophie will be filled by Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso, respectively.

In addition to directing, Feig will produce the film alongside Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz and Laura Fischer.

With Washington and Theron on board, we're ready to go to class.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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