Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming film “The School for Good and Evil,” which is based on the bestselling book series of the same name, on Tuesday.
The film follows the brooding Agatha (Sofia Wylie) and upbeat Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso), a pair of friends who begin their journeys to become fairytale icons at a magical institution called the School for Good and Evil. When Agatha is assigned to become a hero and Sophie is assigned to become a villain, chaos ensues as the lines between good and evil begin to blur.
With elaborate set pieces and elegant costumes, the trailer teases viewers with a glimpse into the film’s expansive fantasy world, populated with characters played by some of the brightest stars in cinema.
Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron star as the deans for the schools of good and evil, respectively. Lawrence Fishburne portrays the School Master, and Michelle Yeoh plays Professor Anemone, the school’s beautification professor.
The cast is rounded out by Sir Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Rachel Bloom, Rob Delaney and Cate Blanchett.
“The School for Good and Evil” is slated to release on Netflix on Oct. 21.