Actually, Ariana Grande won’t be in that Prom movie with Meryl Streep

Earlier today, it was reported that Grande had been cast in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical.

June 25, 2019
Actually, Ariana Grande won’t be in that <i>Prom</i> movie with Meryl Streep Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Earlier today, Ariana Grande made headlines with the news that she would star alongside Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden in a new Ryan Murphy-led production of The Prom. Now, despite earlier reports that Grande would play the closeted girlfriend of protagonist Emma, as well as help produce the soundtrack, Billboard has confirmed that Grande will not be involved with the project due to the extension of her Sweetener tour, which runs through the end of 2019.

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The Prom, which will allegedly also star Awkwafina and Keegan Michael-Key, is due to start filming in December. It'll mark one of Ryan Murphy's first major projects under his five-year, $300 million production deal with Netflix.

Actually, Ariana Grande won’t be in that Prom movie with Meryl Streep