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Trailer released for The Boys in the Band Netflix film

The film is based on the recent Broadway production

The cast of Boys in the Band
The cast of Boys in the Band
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A first trailer has been revealed for the upcoming Netflix film version of Boys in the Band

Directed by Joe Mantello, the new film will be released on 30 September on the streaming platform. It focusses on an uncomfortable birthday gathering amongst a group of gay friends on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Based on the Tony Award-winning revival, the cast includes Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells.

You can watch the brand new trailer here:

The comedy, which first opened in 1968 and ran for over 1000 performances, was later adapted into a film in 1970, directed by William Friedkin. Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard starred in a north London 2016 revival of the show, which transferred to the West End the following year.

Ryan Murphy has a series of stagey shows heading for Netflix, including The Prom big-screen adaptation and a new series based on A Chorus Line.