Netflix unveils character posters & trailer for Ryan Murphy’s The Prom
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Netflix surprised audiences with the first full trailer and character poster for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming screen adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Prom featuring an ensemble cast with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and more! The trailer and posters can be viewed below!
In The Prom, Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
The film adaptation stars newcomer 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 the 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.