Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & More

Thursday October 22, 2020

From left to right: Andrew Rannells, James Corden, Meryl Streep, and Nicole Kidman.
From left to right: Andrew Rannells, James Corden, Meryl Streep, and Nicole Kidman.  (Source:YouTube Still via Netflix)

Netflix is sharing the first trailer to the film adaptation of the hit queer Broadway musical "The Prom," starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more.

Per Netflix:

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 finds their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Just last week, the streamer shared first-look photos of the project.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy explained his take on his film adaption of the Tony-nominated musical, saying he "wanted to make something that was in the tradition of the old movie musicals that I grew up loving with my grandmother."

"I wanted to make something that had the sparkle and the charm and humor of 'Singin' in the Rain,'" he continued. "That's a show business story. It's a look at the inside of the film world, as opposed to 'The Prom,' which looks at the Broadway community, but when you saw the musical on Broadway, it is just full steam ahead and never stops. I loved that quality, because it did feel old-fashioned and modern."

Click here to read EW's piece to learn more about how the film came to be and how COVID initially prevented production.

"The Prom" hits Netflix on Dec. 11. Check out the trailer below.


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