Ryan Murphy may be positioning himself for some big nominations come award season and he’s bringing Ariana Grande and James Corden with him. The six-time Emmy winner has signed a five-year deal with Netflix and is bringing the Broadway musical adaptation of The Prom to Netflix. Murphy’s adaptation will star Ariana Grande, James Corden, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, Andrew Rannells, and Keegan-Michael Key, according to a Deadline report. The movie will premiere in theaters before airing on Netflix, qualifying it for award-season. Ryan Murphy’s strategy may place him, the film, and cast in line for some of the biggest awards including the Golden Globes and Oscars.
The Prom is the story of a lesbian who is excluded from her prom because she wants to proudly take her girlfriend and the fight for her right to do so. With several appealing plot lines, not only is the girl in a fight for LGBTQ rights, but four older Broadway stars decide to join in and help, but they simply are doing so for the publicity. Fans are already thrilled by the musical’s casting and Deadline reports that each actor and actress was Murphy’s first choice. It is unclear how far or if Ryan Murphy will stray from the original plot.
Making this movie for Netflix and giving it a theatrical release is a groundbreaking move for streaming services and Ryan Murphy is heading into what could be career-defining and changing territory for the writer, director, and producer.
This isn’t Murphy’s first foray into films and he has had several huge successes, yet missed being nominated for the big awards. Eat, Pray Love and Running with Scissors were two critically acclaimed films that show Ryan Murphy has the talent, drive, and knowledge in his industry. Now is it time for Ryan to make it to the Academy Awards?
Though the movie hasn’t even begun filming, it’s safe to say that Murphy is going to deliver a hit. He knows musicals, knows movies, and has lined up an incredible cast that is no stranger to the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
The Ryan Murphy-directed project will be released in theaters during the Fall 2020 awards season ahead of Netflix. pic.twitter.com/GCfvqjiUV7
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Though based on the Broadway musical, Ryan Murphy will work with Ariana Grande and Scooter Braun for an original soundtrack. That may mean Grammy nominations are a possibility as well.
What do you think about the news, cast, and Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking move to create a Netflix movie that will get a box office release as well? Are you looking forward to seeing his adaptation of The Prom?