Yesterday, while many of us were gobbling down turkey, Netflix dropped the first-look trailer for its new movie “The Prom.”
A teaser trailer was released for the new film last month, but now we get a real look into the cast and some of the scenes. Directed by Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “Boys In The Band”), “The Prom” is an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical of the same name written and directed by Casey Nicholaw.
“The Prom” follows average Indiana high school student Emma (played by Jo Ellen Pellman) who just wants to take girlfriend Alyssa (Ariana DeBose) to her prom. However, the PTA, led by Alyssa’s mom (Kerry Washington) prohibits it. Enter two struggling Broadway actors (James Corden and Meryl Streep) who decide that the best way to boost their public profile is by helping to fight for Emma’s right to bring her girlfriend to prom and who recruit two more actors (Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells) to join the cause. When they do, wackiness and camp ensue.
“I wanted to make something that was in tradition of the old movie musicals that I grew up loving with my grandmother,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. “I wanted to make something that had the sparkle and the charm and humor of ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ 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.”
The upcoming movie features an all-star cast of both the previously mentioned actors as well as Keegan Michael-Key, Tracy Ullman, Awkwafina, and more. “The Prom” is set to premiere on December 11th on Netflix and with a potential theatrical release a week beforehand.
Check out the new trailer below!