Ariana Grande and Meryl Streep Join Star-Studded Cast of ‘The Prom’ Musical on Netflix
The two have joined the star-studded cast of Ryan Murphy's The Prom, which also features Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Awkwafina and Keegan-Michael Key. Deadline reports the American Horror Story creator will be adapting the Tony-nominated Broadway musical into a movie for Netflix.
According to the website, the story "centers on four down-and-out theater actors who head to Indiana, where they help a teen whose prom was canceled when she tried to bring her girlfriend as her date."
Streep will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner, who teams up with Corden's character Barry Glickman on a big musical production that fails. They later join forces with Kidman and Rannells' characters, who play Angie Dickinson and Trent Oliver respectively, in an attempt to get their careers back on track—and they do that by helping Emma Nolan, a teenager who can't go to her own prom because she's gay.
The "thank u, next" singer will play Emma's girlfriend, a closeted popular high school student named Alyssa, who also happens to be the daughter of the PTA president. Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina will take on the role of publicist Ms. Sheldon and Key is set to play Streep's love interest, Principal Hawkins.
It's also being reported Grande will produce the film's soundtrack with Murphy and her manager, Scooter Braun, so fans will get brand new music from the pop star as well.
It's unclear when The Prom will be released, but the movie will reportedly begin filming this December for a Fall 2020 release.