UPDATE (9/15/2020): Let the speculation go: we finally have a date.
A few weeks ago, we got a first glimpse of the cast of Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of The Prom for Netflix. At the time there was speculationi that the project was coming "on or around Christmas." Well now Murphy is clearing that up.
"On December 11, let Netflix take you to The Prom you didn't get this year," he tweeted this week. The tweet came alongside a billing of the already announced cast and boy were some choices made!
Thankfully, the more level-headed among us have answers.
ORIGINAL (8/31/2020): Ryan Murphy is truly going full steam ahead. The mega-producer who is prepping for the release of his new series Ratched, as well as the onscreen version of the Broadway production Boys In The Band, is also now readying the release of yet another project: The Prom. The Hollywood powerbroker is turning the Broadway musical into a film and today released a first peek at the cast.
"Meet the incredible icon-packed cast of Netflix's The Prom," he wrote in an Instagram post. "A group of true troopers who buckled up and finished shooting during [the pandemic] so we could give everybody an inspirational aspirational story that we all need right now."
The cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannels, James Corden, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Chamberlin, and Jo Ellen Pellman. So yes, stars indeed.
According to Playbill the film will be a musical, and the "entire song list from Matthew Skylar and Chad Beguelin's original score made it into the movie."
"Christmas is right around the corner ..." Murphy wrote in the Instagram post. Many took this to be an inference that the project will release in December in time for the holiday. TV Line is reporting that Netflix confirmed the film will premiere "on or around December 25."
The plot of the production involves theater actors putting on a prom for a lesbian teen was the victim of homophobia.