‘The Prom’: First Look At Ryan Murphy’s Musical Starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, And James Corden

Ryan Murphy was already busy enough before his deal with Netflix came along, but now it’s like the guy just doesn’t sleep. Following The Politician, Hollywood, and Ratched, Murphy is back with his first feature for the streamer, The Prom, an adaptation of the stage musical led by Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Nicole Kidman.

Our first look at the film has arrived, and it looks like a night to remember. The film follows a group of stage stars, who have just received career-ending reviews of their latest play, who decided to resurrect their public image by supporting a high school girl who has been banned from attending prom with her girlfriend.

The cast also includes Jo Ellen Pellman, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, Tracy Ullman, Mary Kay Place, and Kevin Chamberlin. This is Murphy’s first directorial effort since 2010’s Eat Pray Love. He recently produced The Boys in the Band which is available now on Netflix and features Rannells in a lead role.

Netflix will debut The Prom on December 11th.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.