The cast for Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix film “The Prom” continues to fill out as Kerry Washington has joined a loaded cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.
Streep will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner who partners with Barry Glickman (Corden) in a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt that turns out to be a flop. After disastrous reviews, the pair teams with fellow Broadway vets Angie Dickinson (Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Rannells) to find a cause to get behind in order to revive their careers. They end up rallying around Emma, an Indiana teenager who is banned from attending her high school prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa.
Washington, whose role has not yet been disclosed, is also set to star in the Lionsgate action film “Shadow Force” alongside Sterling K. Brown and will appear in the Netflix film “American Son,” which premiered at Toronto last month and will be released in November.
Washington is repped by CAA, Washington Square Arts and Gretchen Rush. The signing was first reported by Deadline.
Ryan Murphy currently has a series — the dramedy “The Politician” — on Netflix. Other projects the prolific producer has with lined up with the streamer include a series about Old Hollywood, a series adaptation of “A Chorus Line, “a “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson, a Marlene Dietrich project starring Jessica Lange, among many others.