'The Prom' film is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel that shows the reunion of Streep and Kidman, who are currently winning everyone's heart by starring in HBO's Big Little Lies.
A dreamy cast is coming to Netflix that has left fans jumping out of excitement. Ryan Murphy has assembled Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells for his upcoming Netflix movie 'The Prom'. The super-duper cast will be seen in 'The Prom', which is an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name. The movie is directed and produced by Murphy and he will start working on this amazing project in December to release it by fall 2020.
'The Prom' film is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel that shows the reunion of Streep and Kidman, who are currently winning everyone's heart by starring in HBO's Big Little Lies. Murphy continues to shine brighter and prove his worth to Netflix, after leaving 20th Century Fox to partner with the streaming giant. His creative mind has given birth to American Horror Story and Glee.
For those who don't know, 'The Prom' showcases a fictional town of Edgewater, Indiana, where a lesbian student, Emma, wants to take her girlfriend to the school prom. However, both of them get banned from entering the event, because of which a bunch of struggling Broadway stars come together to support and fight for the girls. These people embark on the same journey to protest. The movie is full of powerful musical numbers and deals with some of the concerning issues such as bullying, identity, ageism, and LGBTQ rights. For those who are wondering about the role of Meryl Streep would be happy to know that she will play Dee Dee Allen, who is a two-time Tony-winning Broadway star whose fame and stardom wither away after a devastating production alongside Barry Glickman, played by James Corden.
Apart from Streep playing Dee Dee Allen, Kidman plays the role of Broadway star Angie Dickinson and Rannells plays the role of Trent Oliver, together they raise their voices in the support of the lesbian couple. Ariana Grande plays the character of Alyssa, who is a famous kid of the head of the PTA. Awkwafina will be playing the role of a publicist named Ms. Sheldon and Key will play the role of Principal Hawkins, who is also going to be Streep's love interest and Emma's friend. The movie is produced by Murphy along with Alexis Woodall, Bill Damaschke, and Dori Berinstein. The music and lyrics for the movie will be handled by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar.
'The Prom' will be releasing sometime in 2020, as Murphy and his team are looking nationwide to find someone perfect to play the show's main character, Emma. Murphy announced about his plan of adapting Broadway's 'The Prom' on Instagram, captioning, "THE PROM is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It's truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it's set in Indiana, and that's where I grew up, too. I'm thrilled to announce I'm turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I'm bringing producers @billdamaschke and @dori.berinsteinand the amazing creative team with me -- Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award winner Bob Martin, Tony award nominee @sklarbar73 and Tony Award nominee @Chadbeg."