Ryan Murphy has netted another star for his adaptation of The Prom at Netflix.
Kerry Washington is the latest to join the cast.
The adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical play also stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina and Andrew Rannells. Ariana Grande was originally announced as a part of the cast but is said to have dropped out due to scheduling.
This is Murphy’s fourth Netflix project under his overall deal. The Politician, Ratched and Hollywood are the series he’s developed so far, with the first premiering last month.
The description: 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 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. Grande will star as Alyssa, a popular daughter of the head of the PTA. Awkwafina will play the group’s publicist Ms. Sheldon, and Key will play Streep’s love interest and Emma’s ally, Principal Hawkins.
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