Director Ryan Murphy has recruited Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells to play the quartet of Broadway eccentrics: two-time Tony victor Dee Dee Allen, Drama Desk victor Barry Glickman, Angie Dickinson, and Trent Oliver, respectively, according to Deadline.
Production is set to begin this December, with a planned release date in the fall of 2020 to get in on all that sweet awards season action.
The one and only Meryl Streep will star as Dee Dee Allen, a Tony-winning stage actress whose career is foundering.
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Kidman, Black Monday's Andrew Rannells and The Late Late Show host James Corden will round out the central quartet of struggling thespians, playing the respective roles of Angie Dickinson, Trent Oliver and Barry Glickman.
The musical follows Emma, a lesbian teen from a small IN town who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom - and a cavalry of formerly famous Broadway stars who make it their mission for her to succeed after reading online about her plight.
The role of Emma has yet to be cast, but Grande will play Alyssa, a popular high school student and the daughter of the head of the PTA. It's the first movie project announced under Murphy's Netflix deal. Book writers Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin wrote the film's script, which will feature the original lyrics by Beguelin and music by Matthew Sklar. "The Prom", which was nominated for six Tony Awards including best musical, will end its Broadway run August 11.
Murphy is co-producing the soundtrack with diminutive pop diva Grande and the power manager she shares with Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun.