Following his Emmy-nominated collaboration with Netflix, the miniseries Hollywood, the new Ryan Murphy-produced film for the streaming service, The Boys in the Band, has been released. The film is based on Murphy's 2018 Broadway revival of the hit 1968 play written by Mart Crowley (Whose original production was adapted into a 1970 film directed by William Friedkin). While the film is updated, this time directed by Joe Mantello (Who played Richard "Dick" Samuels in Hollywood), the film follows the same basic story and even did what the 1970's film adaptation did.
As the 1970 film's cast was comprised of actors who had worked on the play's initial 1968 stage run, the newest incarnation features the same core ensemble from the 2018 Broadway revival. Interesting to note, Crowley himself adapted the screenplay for this new iteration. The synopsis is as follows:
A group of gay friends reunite to celebrate one of their birthdays. When the host's potentially closeted college roommate shows up uninvited, the evening is thrown into turmoil.
Today, the official trailer for the film has been released. Check it out below:
The Boys in the Band stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells. It is set to land on Netflix on September 30th.