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The Boys In The Band Trailer: Jim Parsons Leads Flashy Netflix Adaptation

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Netflix has finally released the first trailer for its upcoming Ryan Murphy-produced feature film, The Boys in the Band. Based on the late Mart Crowley's 1968 play of the same name, the Netflix production promises to be one of this fall's can't-miss movies. However, it isn't the first time Crowley's play has been adapted for the film, coming exactly fifty years after a William Friedkin-directed movie version was released in 1970. While there will undoubtedly be some differences between that iteration of the story and this month's Netflix production, both films are notable for featuring groups of actors who had previously appeared in the play on stage.

Indeed, where the 1970 film's cast was comprised of actors who had worked on the play's initial stage run, the newest incarnation of The Boys in the Band features the same core ensemble from the 2018 Broadway revival. That production, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, starred Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, and Charlie Carver, among others. All of those actors returned to star in the new film, which is directed by Hollywood star Joe Mantello, who also directed the 2018 Broadway revival.

With only a few weeks left to go until its premiere, Netflix officially released the first trailer for The Boys in the Band online today. Set in 1968 New York City, the story follows a group of gay men who get together for a birthday party. However, their evening takes an unexpected turn when the party's host experiences a surprise visit by someone from his past. The Boys in the Band will make its Netflix debut on September 30. You can check out the first trailer for it below:


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