I hope you're ready for a prom.
After posting a teaser to the trailer yesterday, Ryan Murphy and Netflix have released the full first trailer to the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom. The film has an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, James Corden, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Chamberlin, and Jo Ellen Pellman, and they all make appearances in the first trailer. And if you can watch the whole thing without smiling ... let's just say I'm not looking forward to holidays with you!
In the film Dee Dee Allen, played by Streep, and Barry Glickman, played by James Corden, are Broadway stars who've just had a flop of a show. To turn the tide, they come up with a public relations campaign: help a high school student named Emma Nolan (played by Jo Ellen Pellman) who can't attend her prom with her girlfriend Alyssa (played by Ariana DeBose.) They head to the small town to make it work with a few of their friends (that's Angie played by Kidman and Trent played by Rannells) but are confronted by the steely and in control lead of the Parent-Teacher Association, Mrs. Green played by Kerry Washington.
"Surely you know who I am," Allen says in the trailer, placing a Tony Award on a hotel receptionist's desk. "Where is my suite?"
"We don't have a suite," the receptionist responds. Out comes another Tony, which is slammed down next to the first.
"Now, do you have a suite?" she asks. December 11 truly can't come fast enough.