'The Prom': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman starrer
If you thought 'Big Little Lies' was the only show to have brought the two icons, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, together, you're wrong. Ryan Murphy is all set to release a film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'The Prom' and the two Oscar-winning actresses are among the seven big names in the all-star cast.
Set to cast a starry spell on viewers, Murphy will direct and produce the feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical. The main character, Emma, a high school senior in Indiana who isn't allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom still hasn't been finalized. Casting director Alexa Fogel is looking to fill the space with a nationwide search for a new face.
Murphy's adaptation of 'The Prom' was first announced earlier this year in April. If reports are to be believed, the movie will go on floors in December and is scheduled for an autumn 2020 release on Netflix.
The story of 'The Prom' revolves around four down-and-out theatre actors, who head to Indiana, to find a teen whose prom was canceled when she tried to bring her girlfriend as her date. The plot thickens when they try to help her out and spread the message of LGBTQ and equality in society.
Putting out the news of the first announcement on Instagram in April, Ryan Murphy wrote: "'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."
According to a report in Deadline, Streep will star as Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner who earns career-ending reviews for a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt.
Kidman will play the role of Broadway baby Angie Dickinson in the movie, who decides to champion a cause with the others to rehabilitate her career.
Corden plays the role of Barry Glickman, who teams up with Streep's character in a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. After career-ending reviews, they decide to help a young teenager.
Rannells will play the role of Trent Oliver.
Grande will be seen in the role of Alyssa, a popular daughter of the head of the PTA.
Awkwafina will play the group’s publicist Ms. Sheldon.
Key adds an interesting twist to the plot as Streep’s love interest and Emma’s ally, Principal Hawkins.
Director / Writer
'The Prom' will be another feather in the cap for Murphy, who has won a Golden Globe for 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace', a Peabody Award for 'Pose', and a Tony Award for 'Boys in the Band'.
Alexis Woodall will produce the movie along with Murphy. She is a producer, known for 'American Horror Story' (2011), 'American Crime Story' (2016) and 'Pose' (2018). Bill Damaschke and Dori Berinstein are also onboard as producers. Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin are the scriptwriters. Meanwhile, the music and lyrics are by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, based on the original concept by Jack Viertel.
Where to watch
'The Prom' is slated for a 2020 release and you can watch it on Netflix.