Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
NETFLIX ADAPTATION OF THE BROADWAY HIT
With just over two months left before The Prom arrives on Netflix, director Ryan Murphy offered new photos and poster from his upcoming movie. The filmmaker had previously shared photos of himself posing with his cast, but he took to Instagram on Wednesday to share some official pics from the film.
‘IT’S TIME TO DANCE - Your first look at #Theprom is here! Join me and this incredible all-star cast for the holiday event of the season —coming to Netflix December 11,’ Murphy said in the caption of his Instagram post.
The film, based on the 2016 Broadway musical of the same name, follows Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden), whose Broadway play about Eleanor Roosevelt is deemed a career-ending failure. Seeking a cause they can throw their support behind, to revitalise their names, they head to a small Indiana town to advocate for a high school student named Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman), who is told by her Indiana school board she cannot attend prom with her girlfriend Alyssa (Ariana Debose). Allen and Glickman are joined by Angie (Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells) to advocate for Emma, but when their activism fails, they all band together to give Emma and Alyssa the night they deserve.
The first photo features all of the Broadway stars, Barry, Angie, Trent and Dee Dee sharing a laugh around a table, dressed up for the ‘prom.’ The
second photo appears to be from a rehearsal of some sort, with Dee Dee performing in all black, as Barry, Trent, Emma and Alyssa look on. The third image offered a look at Dee Dee and Barry’s failed Eleanor Roosevelt play, showcasing a song-and-dance routine.
Murphy also shared a snap of what could be the end of a big musical number, with Ellen, dressed in a powder blue tuxedo, raising her hand triumphantly with Alyssa in a stylish purple dress, with several characters celebrating around them.
The next photo features Alyssa standing in front of a mirror with her mother, played by Kerry Washington. The final image features Barry, Angie and Dee Dee all smiling, alongside Mr. Hawkins (Keegan Michael Key), the high school principal. Also featured in the massive cast but not pictured is Mary Kay Place, Tracey Ullman and Kevin Chamberlain.
Murphy directs the film based on the adapted script written by the creators of the hit play, Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Jack Viertil.
With the debut of these photos, the trailer could be just around the corner as we get closer to the December 11 premiere date.
‘IT’S TIME TO DANCE - Your first look at #Theprom is here! Join me and this incredible all-star cast for the holiday event of the season —coming to Netflix December 11,’ Murphy said in the caption of his Instagram post