What time will 'The School for Good and Evil' be out on Netflix?

What time will 'The School for Good and Evil' be out on Netflix?
Sofia Wylie (L), Michelle Yeoh (C), and Kerry Washington (R) in 'The School for Good and Evil' (IMDb)

Halloween is here and so is one of the most anticipated movies, 'The School for Good and Evil' on Netflix. It is based on one of the best-selling novels from the 2013 book of the same name by author Soman Chainani. The movie was supposed to be produced by Universal Studios but due to some internal issues, Netflix took over the movie rights and is now releasing it as one of the Original movies.

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Although the film will not be released until 2022, casting decisions began in 2020, and Fiona Weir was named casting director. Feig made a point of selecting talented, nice, and cooperative actors; Chainani explained that casting was based on talent, not looks. Characters were reinterpreted to "make sure [ their spirit is best embodied in that particular actor" Many fans wanted open casting; Chainani explained that there were certain roles that would require "intense open casting," while for others the ideal actor could be easily found. However, the film stars Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Kerry Washington, and Charlize Theron.

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When time will 'The School for Good and Evil' be out?

The official synopsis of the film reads, 'Best friends Sophie and Agatha are kidnapped and taken to the titular School for Good and Evil. After their fortunes are reversed, the duo try to figure out a way to return home. In doing so, their friendship is put to the test.'

As mentioned earlier, a decade earlier, in 2011, a film adaptation of 'The School for Good and Evil' series was reportedly being considered. Shortly after the first book in the series was published in 2013, Roth Films partnered with Jane Startz Productions to acquire the rights to produce a film based on the novel. Universal Pictures was awarded a seven-figure deal for the book and screenplay costs. Roth, Startz, and Palak Patel were named producers. Chainani and Malia Scotch Marmo were hired to write the screenplay, with the former writing the first two drafts. In July 2015, Chainani said he and Scotch Marmo had completed the script.

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After the film languished in development hell, Netflix bought the rights in 2017 with a new team that included David Magee and Laura Solon as screenwriters. The streaming service showed interest in live-action family films because most family films were animated. Other studios often rejected big-budget productions because of the cost or risks involved in releasing a family film that was not based on pre-existing intellectual property; however, Netflix's ambition to find films that appealed to all ages led it to purchase such productions as 'The School for Good and Evil'.

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'The School for Good and Evil' release at 12.00 am PT/3.00 am ET on Netflix on October 19, 2022.

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