Nicole Kidman Ariana Grande James Corden

Netflix is killing it with the original content lately, as is Ryan Murphy with premium shows, including American Horror Story and American Crime Story. The streaming service and the director/producer are teaming up for a Netflix original movie called The Prom, adapted from the Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name. 

If the star-studded cast is any indication, it’s going to be a good movie. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden, Awkwafina, and Andrew Rannels will star in the film, which tells the story of a lesbian student who wants to bring her girlfriend to the school dance in a conservative, middle-America town. The couple is banned from attending, igniting a fight for justice.

The Broadway version has received six Tony nominations, including one for best musical, and will run until Aug. 11. 

Murphy is also adapting the play The Boys in the Band for Netflix, starring the same actors who appeared on stage: Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.