KEY POINTS

  • "The School for Good and Evil" is based on a six-part book series
  • The fantasy novel is penned by author Soman Chainani
  • Netflix acquired the movie rights last year
  • The fantasy adventure is slated to release next year

Director Paul Feig, on Tuesday, shared the first look of his upcoming Netflix movie, "The School for Good and Evil," which is slated to release next year.

The "Ghostbusters" director posted on Twitter the first look of actress Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, who portrayed Lady Lesso and Professor Dovey respectively.

"First look at Lady Lesso and Professor Dovey of the School for Good and Evil, apparently hanging with the swing choir teacher of good and evil," Feig wrote. "Every day with these two powerhouses is a joy."

Netflix's official Twitter handle also shared some behind-the-scenes photos. One of them showed Theron applying makeup, while another was a solo photo of Washington in a golden dress.

"Charlize Theron is Lady Lesso! Kerry Washington is Professor Dovey! Paul Feig is Paul Feig!" Netflix captioned. "Take a peek behind the scenes of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, a new Netflix original fantasy film based on the bestselling book series by Soman Chainani."

Since the first look and behind-the-scenes photos of the movie dropped on social media, fans shared their support for the fantasy adventure.

One of the fans noted, "This is why we need Netflix movies in theaters" while another fan wrote, "You better do all the 3 main books! Want to see them in all 3 movies! Aaah so excited!!!!"

Some fans noted that Theron looked good in her red hair and wrote, "Charlize you are the master of disguise one of the greatest actors out there. You're Beautiful and yet you transform into monster Now? Is that you with red hair. Looking good Love You."

Theron also shared her pictures on Twitter.

The movie is based on a six-part book series with the same name. The Soman Chainani's book series revolves around a group of children who learn how to become fairytale-like heroes and villains.

The movie also stars Michelle Yeoh as Professor Anemone and Laurence Fishburne as the schoolmaster.

South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron collected the 33rd annual American Cinematheque Award at a Beverly Hills gala
South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron collected the 33rd annual American Cinematheque Award at a Beverly Hills gala AFP / VALERIE MACON
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