Kerry Washington joins the Netflix musical The Prom with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep for director Ryan Murphy

Kerry Washington has become the latest talented cast member to join director Ryan Murphy's adaptation of The Prom for Netflix.

Deadline reports that the 42 year old actress has joined a cast that also includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Awkwafina, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

Washington is currently filming the mini-series Little Fires Everywhere, so it isn't known when filming will start on The Prom.

Kerry at The Prom: Kerry Washington has become the latest talented cast member to join director Ryan Murphy's adaptation of The Prom for Netflix

Kerry at The Prom: Kerry Washington has become the latest talented cast member to join director Ryan Murphy's adaptation of The Prom for Netflix

Cast: The Prom follows Broadway stars DeeDee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden), whose careers are sagging after their failed musical about Eleanor Roosevelt

Cast: The Prom follows Broadway stars DeeDee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden), whose careers are sagging after their failed musical about Eleanor Roosevelt

The Prom follows Broadway stars DeeDee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden), whose careers are sagging after their failed musical about Eleanor Roosevelt.

Allen and Glickman, along with Broadway stars Angie Dickinson (Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Rannells), decide to find a cause to revive their careers.

The cause they decide to champion is Emma, an Indiana high school senior who is told that she's not allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom.

Big cast: Deadline reports that the 42 year old actress has joined a cast that also includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Awkwafina, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells

Big cast: Deadline reports that the 42 year old actress has joined a cast that also includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Awkwafina, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells

No details were given for what character Washington may play, but it's possible that she could be playing a gender-swapped character. 

Awkwafina has been confirmed to play a character known as Ms. Sheldon in the film, a character named Sheldon Saperstein in the Broadway play, played by Josh Lamon.

Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, who wrote the play, are writing the screenplay adaptation, with Murphy directing and producing alongside Alexis Woodall, Bill Damaschke and Dori Berinstein.

No details: No details were given for what character Washington may play, but it's possible that she could be playing a gender-swapped character

No details: No details were given for what character Washington may play, but it's possible that she could be playing a gender-swapped character

Washington is coming off her seven-season run on Scandal, which wrapped up in the spring of 2018.

She also played Helen in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

Last month, the actress debuted her new film American Son at the Toronto International Film Festival, which debuts on Netflix November 1.

New movie: Last month, the actress debuted her new film American Son at the Toronto International Film Festival, which debuts on Netflix November 1

New movie: Last month, the actress debuted her new film American Son at the Toronto International Film Festival, which debuts on Netflix November 1

Washington is playing Mia Warren in the upcoming mini-series Little Fires Everywhere, which will debut on Hulu in 2020.

She is also attached to star in the upcoming comedy 24-7, which will be the feature directorial debut of Eva Longoria, who also stars alongside Washington.

The actress also serves as a producer on 24-7, Little Fires Everywhere and American Son.

Kerry: Washington is playing Mia Warren in the upcoming mini-series Little Fires Everywhere, which will debut on Hulu in 2020

Kerry: Washington is playing Mia Warren in the upcoming mini-series Little Fires Everywhere, which will debut on Hulu in 2020

Kerry Washington joins the Netflix musical The Prom with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep

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