Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Streep to star in Ryan Murphy's "Prom"

It seemed like only a matter of time before Meryl and Ryan Murphy were able to join forces for a project. Looks like that's about to happen, as Deadline is reporting that Murphy will be producing and directing a feature film adaptation for Netflix of the Tony-nominated musical, The Prom, to be retitled simply, Prom. Streep would play the lead Dee Dee Allen and is to be joined by James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, and Keegan-Michael Key.

The synopsis as described by Deadline reads:

~In Prom, Streep will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner who teams with Corden’s Barry Glickman in a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. After career-ending reviews, they decide — along with Broadway babies Kidman as Angie Dickinson and Rannells (Book of Mormon) as Trent Oliver — to champion a cause to rehabilitate their careers. They find one in Emma, a high school senior in Indiana who isn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. A nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel is on to fill the role of Emma.~

This could be good! I have to admit that I had never heard of this musical. It apparently just opened last fall but was nominated for like seven Tony Awards. Streep's role will definitely be a lead performance. The cast, as expected in any Murphy project, is diverse, and this may be the first time Meryl's love interest is a person of color (Key)?

More details are sure to come in the near future, but filming is expected to get underway this December for a late 2020 release. 

Love new project announcements!

Streep, Kidman, & Murphy

5 comments:

  1. Absolutely thrilling - Meryl and a queer musical romance, oh how I feel seen! Spot on about Murphy and Streep! Funnily enough, this role will call for Meryl to sign about donning prosthetic teeth and wigs and losing the role of Evita to a younger star; all so meta and eerily mirroring of her career... just another layer for us to feast upon! Cheers!

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  2. Very good news and always pleased to get another project!

    I believe Meryl will get a chance to show off her excellent vocals again and properly challenge herself, like with Into The Woods.

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  3. Hello!

    Thrilling news! If the movie is already in pre-production, starting to be filmed in December 2019, and will be released in December 2020, the post production will be a lot faster than usually it takes to have everything ready. So eager to see these two working together!

    I hope someday I'll see Meryl in a Tarantino or a Paul Thomas Anderson movie as well.

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  4. she is adorable
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