Ryan Murphy is making his five-year deal with Netflix count. The big-time director and producer is preparing to release an all-new adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom, which now has a star-studded trailer.
So, what is The Prom about? And when will it premiere on Netflix? Keep reading for all the deets.
1. When will The Prom premiere on Netflix?
The Prom will premiere on Friday, December 11. The movie will be exclusively available on Netflix, so don’t miss out.
2. What is The Prom about?
The Prom centers around an Indiana teenager named Emma, who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance. However, they’re banned from attending. Womp, womp.
Meanwhile, Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman are New York City stage stars with a major problem on their hands: their new (and majorly expensive) Broadway show is tanking, just like their careers. Can they use Emma’s story to save their reputation?
3. Who’s in it?
The movie will feature an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, James Corden, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon). Whoa.
4. Is there a trailer?
As shown above, the trailer offers a rare look at the flashy movie, which centers around a highly relevant story. The clip also introduces viewers to Streep’s over-the-top character, who is convinced she’s the best thing since sliced bread.
No, really. When she’s checking into her hotel, she immediately places an award on the reception desk and says, “Surely you know who I am. Where is my suite?” The clerk tells her there are no suites, which prompts her to pull out another award and say, “Now do you have a suite?”
5. Who’s directing the movie?
To no one’s surprise, Murphy will serve as director. The filmmaker is adding the movie (based on an original concept by Jack Viertel and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin) to an already lengthy list of projects he is working on for the streaming company—including three series (The Politician, Ratched and Hollywood), two untitled documentaries and a movie stage adaptation of The Boys in the Band, directed by Joe Mantello.
Murphy will also produce the soundtrack along with Grande and her manager, Scooter Braun.
We’ve never seen a team like this before.