BY: PHEOBE HORIBE
We love movie musicals and with so many on the way, like West Side Story, In the Heights, and Dear Evan Hansen, we’re definitely excited to hear The Prom is officially finished shooting and can move into post-production. Ryan Murphy, who made the announcement at a charity performance of the Broadway production, produced and directed the film. On Monday, Murphy posted a photo of part of the cast involved calling them “A group of true troopers” for finishing their filming during this unprecedented time.
Back in March, when most of the U.S. shutdown due to COVID-19, filming for movies was also shut down which put a lot of productions on hold — including The Prom. Filming has since been allowed to move forward with certain precautions, and The Prom has now finished filming.
Murphy always had the intent to release the film this year, but with the uncertainty of the pandemic, people wondered if it was still going to be possible. Well, the good news is, it’s possible! The caption on Murphy’s Instagram post also said, “Christmas is right around the corner…” which, we can only hope that means the film will be released on or around Christmas Day.
The star-studded cast includes big names such as Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Kerry Washington to name a few. The role of Alyssa Greene, originated on Broadway by Isabella McCalla, will be played by Ariana DeBose in the film. DeBose is most known for her ensemble role in Hamilton.
Newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman will take on the role of Emma Nolan which was originated on Broadway by Caitlin Kinnunen. Kinnunen is best known for her work on Broadway shows such as Bridges of Madison County and Spring Awakening.
Other Broadway veterans include Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, The Boys In The Band, Hamilton), Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical, The Addams Family) and James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors; The History Boys).