It was announced today that Elizabeth Banks will be cast as Ms. Frizzle in the Live-Action movie version of The Magic School Bus.
Inspired by the book and the ‘90s Scholastic Entertainment series, the Pitch Perfect star will portray the quirky science teacher, who sets out on out-of-this-world adventures with her third-grade students during their field trips in their yellow school bus. This will be the second time the book has been made into something whereas a Netflix series was done in 2017.
Scholastic Media president Iole Lucchese commented:
“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,”