Ryan Murphy's 'Prom' Adaptation for Netflix to Star Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, More
Ryan Murphy is inviting many Hollywood A-listers to "Prom."
Murphy, who is directing a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical for Netflix, has assemble a colossal list of major stars for the cast.
They include: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.
Murphy will reportedly start production in December, for a fall 2020 awards season release before it begins streaming on Netflix.
"The Prom" tells the story of an Indiana teen who wants to bring her girlfriend to the school's big dance. When they're banned from attending, a cast of Broadway eccentrics band together to help fight the injustice.
Streep will play two-time Tony winner Dee Dee Allen, who starred opposite Corden’s Barry Glickman in a flop of a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. They rally fellow Broadway vets Angie Dickinson (Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Rannells) to their cause. Awkwafina will play the group’s publicist; Key is the school principal who falls for Streep’s character; and Grande will play the closeted love interest to the as-yet-uncast lead Emma.
"Prom" is just the kind of star-studded project that Netflix is hoping will earn awards notice. Last year, it made the Best Picture line-up for the first time with "Roma."
As for Murphy, "Prom" is just one of several projects he's got cooking under his new megadeal with the streamer. In the pipeline are "Hollywood,""The Politician," "Ratched," and another stage musical adaptation, "The Boys in the Band."