Elizabeth Banks has come aboard Common’s “The Magic School Bus” live-action film adaptation to play the intrepid trainer Ms. Frizzle.
“The Magic School Bus,” primarily based on the Scholastic guide sequence by writer Joanna Cole, was a preferred animated TV present within the 1990s. The academic sequence follows Ms. Frizzle and her class because the go on area journeys of their yellow college bus that transforms right into a airplane, submarine, spaceship or surfboard.
Along with starring, Banks may also produce the movie with Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions, in addition to Scholastic Leisure’s president and chief technique officer Iole Lucchese and senior VP and basic supervisor Caitlin Friedman, and Marc Platt and Adam Siegel for Marc Platt Productions. Alison Small will function government producer for Brownstone Productions.
“We are delighted to bring to life the iconic Ms. Frizzle and her zest for knowledge and adventure in a fresh new way that inspires the next generation of kids to explore science and supports the dedicated teachers who help make science real and accessible for young learners every day,” Lucchese mentioned in a press release.
Ryan Christians from Marc Platt Productions will oversee manufacturing with Sara Scott and Lexi Barta from Common Footage.
Lily Tomlin voiced Ms. Frizzle within the PBS animated TV sequence, which aired for 18 consecutive years within the U.S. and has been broadcast in additional than 100 international locations. An animated sequel to the unique sequence, “The Magic School Bus Rides Again,” that includes Kate McKinnon as Ms. Frizzle’s sister, Fiona, debuted on Netflix in 2017.
Banks has sturdy ties to Common after directing “Pitch Perfect 2” and is about to helm and star in an “Invisible Woman” remake for the studio. She most not too long ago directed a “Charlie’s Angels” reboot for Sony.