Elizabeth Banks is jumping on board Universal’s live-action adaptation of The Magic School Bus, and she will produce the movie as well as star as adventurous teacher Ms. Frizzle.
Ryan Christians from Marc Platt Productions will oversee production with Sara Scott and Lexi Barta from Universal Pictures.
Based on the Scholastic book series by author Joanna Cole, The Magic School Bus was a long-running 1990s animated TV series starring Lily Tomlin as the voice of Ms. Frizzle, who took her class on field trips in a magical transforming school bus that could morph into a spaceship, submarine, airplane and more.
The animated sequel The Magic School Bus Rides Again, starring Kate McKinnon as Ms. Frizzle’s sister, Fiona, premiered in 2017 on Netflix. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.