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Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman to reunite for Ryan Murphy's The Prom

Big Little Lies

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR- and Emmy-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman are to reunite for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming movie version of the Broadway musical The Prom for Netflix.

Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells will also feature among the star-studded ensemble.

Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, The Prom dances around the experiences of an Indiana lesbian teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance.

Instead, they’re banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teens’ small-town home to help fight the injustice.

Streep is set to play two-time Tony winner Dee Dee Allen alongside Corden’s Barry Glickman, Broadway co-stars who see their Eleanor Roosevelt bio-musical bashed by The New York Times, thereby sparking a crisis that prompts them to try to make over their image by adopting a cause.

Joining their crusade, Rannells will play Trent Oliver, an actor down on his luck, and Kidman will take on the role of Angie Dickinson, a veteran chorus girl.

Other casting will see Grande play the daughter of the PTA head, Key serve as the school principal and romantic interest for Dee Dee and Awkwafina will play a publicist, Ms Sheldon.

Murphy is adapting the Broadway show as the first movie project announced under his Netflix deal.

Kidman and Streep can currently be seen on the small screen together in the sophomore season of Big Little Lies.

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