And, it looks ADORABLE!
“It” is the just dropped trailer for THE PROM the Netflix adaptation of the sleeper Broadway musical about some hammy New York City theater actors who descend on a small town in Indiana to not only aid a young out lesbian student go to her high school prom with a female date but to also help their sagging theatrical careers. Naturally, they and the backassward hick town learn some valuable lessons while singing catchy Broadway tunes!
This Netflix take on the material looks great, with its all-star cast including Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman and the film is also generating award season buzz….since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are allowing streaming films to be eligible for Oscar consideration there’s a chance Dame Meryl could get her 12,476th nomination!
The film will play in some cinemas but will drop on December 11th on Netflix. More skinny:
EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE.
Synopsis | Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.
Release Date | In Select Theaters December and on Netflix December 11, 2020