Ryan Murphy has put together a starry cast to play key roles in his upcoming movie adaptation of the Broadway musical ‘The Prom’. The cast lineup includes; three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and James Corden.
‘The Prom’ tells the story of a two-time Tony award winning stage actress, Dee Dee Allen (Streep) who partners with Barry Glickman (Corden) for a flop musical about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Though they receive catastrophic reviews for the production, they team with Broadway newbies Angie Dickinson (Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Rannells) to champion a charitable cause to boost their careers. They end up helping a high school senior who got her Indiana school’s prom canceled because she wasn’t allowed to bring her girlfriend as her date.
Grammy winner Ariana Grande will star as Alyssa, a popular student and daughter of the school’s PTA head. Awkwafina will play the role of the actors’ publicist, Ms. Sheldon whiles Key will play Streep’s love interest and Emma’s educational ally, principal Hawkins.
Murphy, together with Alexis Woodall, Bill Damaschke and Doris Berinsten will produce the film. Grande and her manager Scooter Braun will join Murphy in producing soundtracks for the movie. Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin are set to script the picture, which has the latter Beguelin, providing musical scripts for the film with Matthew Sklar.
Murphy’s developing film ‘The Prom’ forms part of the numerous Netflix projects he is embarking on after striking a production deal with the streaming platform in February last year. The film adaptation is set for release in December 2020 to enable it bag multiple nominations and if possible, wins for the streaming service in the 2020 award season.
BY: Larry Adams