The Prom cast photo: Ryan Murphy teases premiere date of new Netflix film
Emmy winner Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to reveal the first set photo from his upcoming film adaptation of hit Broadway musical comedy The Prom, featuring our first look at the main cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman along with Emmy nominee Kerry Washington and James Corden. In his post which you can check out below, Murphy has also teased the film’s release date, hinting that it may premiere on or around Christmas.
Set in Indiana, The Prom follows the story of a group of four down-and-out theater actors who tries to help a teenage girl whose school prom was cancelled when she tried to bring her girlfriend as her prom date. The creative team behind the popular musical is consists of Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), whom are the musical’s composer and lyricist, respectively. Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Beguelin have also written the book based on Jack Vierel’s original concept.
The film adaptation stars newcomber Jo Ellen Pellman, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and Kevin Chamberlin. It is being produced by Bill Damaschke (Shrek the Musical) and Dori Berinstein (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest). Nicholaw, Sklar, Beguelin and Martin will also be joining Murphy for the film’s creative production.
Murphy is no stranger to musical comedy genre as he previously created and produced Fox’s Golden Globe-winning musical series Glee which ran on air for six seasons from 2009-2015.
The film adaptation is part of Ryan Murphy’s long-list of ongoing projects that he is currently developing and producing for Netflix as part of his massive multi-year deal with the streaming service. These projects include Ratched, a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as a younger version of the cruel Nurse Ratched; and The Boys in the Band film starring Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer; and a Halston biopic series starring Ewan McGregor.