Newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman Takes Lead in Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” Alongside All-Star Cast

Back in April Ryan Murphy announced that he was turning Broadway Musical “The Prom” into a Netflix Film and now we have more details about the cast and release schedule. Newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman will take the lead role in the film alongside an all-star cast that includes: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and Ariana DeBose. Other cast includes Logan Riley Hassel, Sofia Deler, Nico Greetham and Nathaniel J. Potvin.

Production on the film starts next month with a planned release date of Autumn (Fall) 2020. The play premiered in 2016 and follows an Indiana teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s prom; however, they are banned from attending but a group gets together to fight the injustice.

THE PROM is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It’s truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it’s set in Indiana, and that’s where I grew up, too.

– Ryan Murphy

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