The Prom, that joyful Broadway musical about stage actors who want to help a young gay kid attend her prom as herself, is coming to Netflix as a Ryan Murphy movie, which makes sense, because he’s contractually obligated to direct literally every piece of content on Netflix these days! We’ve got the first images from the multi-colored musical film, including a star-studded cast like Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, and Andrew Rannells dressed to the nines and ready to sing. Plus: Some newcomers like Jo Ellen Pellman are here to rock your faces off, too, and that’s lovely!
The Prom comes to Netflix December 11. Check out the first images and official synopsis below. For more on Murphy-produced Netflix films, here’s my review of The Boys in the Band.
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.