Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’
In today’s film news roundup, Kerry Washington gets a musical role, Marvel’s production chief and Naomi Watts are honored and an app offers a Spanish-language version of “The Addams Family.”CastingKerry Washington has joined the star-studded cast for the upcoming Netflix movie “The Prom,” an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.The cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.
The musical “The Prom,” an original concept by Jack Viertel, received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical“The Prom” follows a lesbian student in the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Ind., who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s dance.
When the two are banned from attending, a cast of Broadway luminaries band together to fight against the injustice.
It’s the first movie project announced under Ryan Murphy’s Netflix deal.Washington previously
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