Screen writer Ryan Murphy has bagged a star line-up for his new movie coming to Netflix soon. “The Prom”, formerly a Broadway musical, has attracted a series of top A-Listers including Meryl Street and Nicole Kidman.
The adaption of the Tony-nominated musical has also attracted other celebrities to its cast including Ariana Grade, Andrew Rannells, James Corden and Keegan-Michael Key
“The Prom” is the first movie offering by Murphy since he signed up with Netflix in a deal reportedly worth $300m. The film tells the story of a lesbian student who wants to invite her girlfriend to the school prom. Set in the fictional town of Edgewater, Indiana, the conservative townsfolk ban the two from attending the dance prompting an all-star Broadway cast to fight their corner.
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“The Prom,” is a long time favorite on Broadway and has received a total of 6 nominations for the Tony Award including Best Musical. The show, which was develop from Jack Viertel’s original idea, will end it’s run on Broadway on 11th August.
Murphy, who shot to fame as the producer of some of the most acclaimed TV shows including “American Horror Story” and “Glee” made his mark at 20th Century Fox before signing the deal with Netflix in February last year.
Murphy is currently working on another Broadway adaption for Netflix, “The Boys in the Band”, which has attracted key members of the original cast to sign up. Expect to see Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannals and Jim Parsons reprise their roles on your screens.