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Hollywood power players get behind Netflix, Ryan Murphy for "The Prom"

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Ryan Murphy's announced yet another project in his ever-expanding development list, this time for his much talked about five-year contract with Netflix. 

Broadway musical The Prom which was nominated for a Tony award this year is getting the Murphy touch.

The musical has got some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters already lined-up including Moulin Rouge's Nicole Kidman and genre switch-hitter Meryl Streep. 

Other cast members will include musical devotee James Corden, and pop star Ariana Grande. 

Streep and Corden take on the roles of Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman respectively, who find themselves going to small town Edgewater, Indiana to reignite their careers after word gets out that a lesbian high schooler is banned from taking her girlfriend to the prom.

The media frenzy is just the environment they need to start a cause and steal a little bit of the teen's spotlight at the same time. 

According to Deadline, Murphy will start filming The Prom this coming December with a theatrical release scheduled for fall 2020. The movie will eventually make it to the streaming service after its cinematic run. 

Murphy will also direct the film.