outbrain
Close  

Kerry Washington joins Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman in ‘The Prom’

/ 08:04 PM October 13, 2019
kerry washington

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Tony Awards – Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Image: AFP/Angela Weiss via AFP Relaxnews

Kerry Washington has been cast in “The Prom”, the third movie from Ryan Murphy (“Eat, Pray, Love”, “American Horror Story”, “Glee”). The film is an adaptation of a musical comedy that has been playing on Broadway since 2018.

“The Prom” — created by Jack Viertel, Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin — tells the story of Emma, an American student who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s dance. As her town, Edgewater, is very conservative, the lesbian couple is barred from the party.

ADVERTISEMENT

Following this, actors from a Broadway musical comedy decide to fight the injustice of Emma’s situation by bringing media attention to the situation. When their show based on Eleanor Roosevelt is panned by the New York Times, they decide to improve their image by supporting a cause.

For the story’s move to the digital screen, Murphy is bringing in a stellar cast. Meryl Streep and James Corden will play Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman. Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells round out the cast.

FEATURED STORIES

The film will be Murphy’s first since leaving 20th Century Fox Television for a $300 million deal with Netflix. RGA/JB

RELATED STORIES: 

Kerry Washington on Hollywood sexism and racism

‘Big Little Lies’ actresses dish on Meryl Streep joining the show as ma-in-law from hell

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Broadway, James Corden, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.