Netflix Teases 1st Look of 'The Prom' Starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & Kerry Washington

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 09, 2020
11:20 P.M.
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Ahead of the premiere of the much-anticipated musical, "The Prom," Netflix released sneak peek photos that show actors Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and James Cordon.

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The end of the year is bound to bring some excitement for musical audiences thanks to Netflix's comedy, "The Prom." However, while fans eagerly await its release, the streaming platform has found a way to whet their appetites.

On Wednesday, Netflix shared some sneak peek photos and gave a first look at the Ryan Murphy-directed musical comedy in an eight-slide post on their Instagram page. 

Ryan Murphy at the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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The first snapshot showed Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Andrew Rannells discussing at a round table, followed by Corden and Streep dancing on a table.

Murphy's decision to adapt the original musical, which was created by Jack Viertel, Matthew Sklar and, Chad Beguelin, for Netflix stemmed from a personal experience.

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The sneak peek also showed stars Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Jo Ellen Pellman, and Ariana DeBose. The musical comedy, which was adapted from the Tony-nominated musical of the same name, tells the story of failed Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman.

The characters which was  played by Streep and Corden respectively  who desire good publicity to fix their reputation They soon find a worthy cause bound to revive their career in an Indiana high school. 

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When a student Emma Nolan, played by Jo Ellen Pellman, is banned from bringing her girlfriend Alyssa, played by Ariana DeBose, to prom by PTA's traditional head, Mrs. Greene, played by Kerry Washington, Dee Dee and Barry step up to the plate. 

Dee Dee and Barry team up with two veterans in the industry, Angie, played by Nicole Kidman, and Trent, played by Andrew Rannells, to take on the school's principal and help Emma have a great night.

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Murphy's decision to adapt the original musical, which was created by Jack Viertel, Matthew Sklar and, Chad Beguelin, for Netflix stemmed from a personal experience he endured in his high school in Indiana. 

"The Prom," whose premiere date has been set for December 11, is Murphy's first project under his multimillion-dollar deal with the production company, which is estimated to be about $300 million.

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In August, Streep caused an uproar when the first photos of her on set were released, and she looked unrecognizable. The 71-year-old Hollywood veteran made jaws drop as she underwent an epic transformation to become a red-head for the role of Dee Dee. 

Director Murphy shared the stunning photo of the cast members and disclosed that they finished shooting during the pandemic, to make sure the year ends with a bang for fans.

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