The Prom: Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman to star in new Netflix movie

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Nicole Kidman (L) and Meryl Streep of the Season Two series 'Big Little Lies' appears onstage during the HBO segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 08, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Nicole Kidman (L) and Meryl Streep of the Season Two series 'Big Little Lies' appears onstage during the HBO segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 08, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /
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Meryl Streep, James Corden, Ariana Grande, and Nicole Kidman star in Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of The Prom at Netflix.

Ryan Murphy is bringing the hit musical The Prom to Netflix in the form of a new Netflix original movie with a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

According to a report from Deadline, Streep, Kidman, Ariana Grande and James Corden will star in the film adaptation, along with Awkwafina, Andrew Rannells, and Keegan-Michael Key

This movie has an incredible cast. In fact, I think it’s the most star-studded cast of a Netflix original production so far. Netflix gets A-listers for movies and some shows, but they don’t get this many stars together in one movie or show!

The musical tells the story of former Broadway stars who try to find a cause to regain popularity and restart their careers. According to the report, Streep’s character, Dee Dee Allen, travels to a small town to advocate for a young teen and her girlfriend to attend high school prom after the teen was not allowed to bring her girlfriend to the dance.

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Deadline is reporting Murphy, who signed an exclusive output deal with Netflix, will direct the film.

While Netflix is very much about finding the next big show with Stranger Things going strong, The Witcher and The Chronicles of Narnia, and serving the rom-com genre, this is the future of Netflix. Netflix is going to keep pouring money into these big film releases to catch the attention of the Oscars and people who care about that stuff.

If we (the public and media) are talking about Netflix and what they are doing, the streaming network is winning, and The Prom is going to be one of the most talked about movies of the year! It’s going to be a monster. You don’t get this kind of star power in one movie for it to flop. I have super high hopes for this film.

We still don’t know when exactly to expect this movie, but it sounds like it will be in theaters next year if everything goes smoothly. Typically, movies that get Oscars consideration, like this movie will, premiere in theaters between September and December of that year. The Prom will likely be released near the end of 2020, and I’m guessing it will be one of the most high-profile releases of next year.

Stay tuned for more news about The Prom! 

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