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Netflix to Release Film Version of The Prom, Starring Meryl Streep, in December

The movie also features James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Keegan-Michael Key.

The movie poster for The Prom
The movie poster for The Prom
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Netflix will release Ryan Murphy's star-studded film adaptation of The Prom on December 11. The new movie, based on the Tony-nominated musical, features a screenplay by original book writers Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, and a score by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar.

Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washingon, and Jo Ellen Pellman head the cast. The Prom ran on Broadway during the 2018-19 season. Murphy directs the film.

The Prom tells the story of Emma (Pellman), who makes national news when her high school cancels her prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend (DeBose). At the same time, a bumbling group of Broadway stars (Streep, Corden, Kidman, and Rannells) discover her story and sense a chance to correct an injustice, while trying to get some publicity along the way.