Billy Eichner has chosen an all-LGBTQ cast for his upcoming rom-com with Universal, Bros.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set to make history as the first major romantic comedy featuring two gay men as the central characters. Additionally, Bros will make history for its all-LGBTQ+ casting, including in all of its heterosexual roles.
Eichner co-wrote the script with director, Nicholas Stoller, and will star in the film opposite Luke Macfarlane. Producing the feature are Stoller, Judd Apatow and Josh Church.
Also joining the cast are TS Madison, Miss Lawrence, Symone, Guillermo Diaz, and Guy Branum.
The story is described as a “smart, swoony, heartfelt comedy following two gay men who are maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”
“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros,” said Eichner. “After queer actors have spent decades watching straight actors capitalize both artistically and professionally by playing LGBTQ+ characters, it is a long overdue dream come true to be able to assemble this remarkable, hilarious cast.”
“And while Bros may be the first of its kind in several ways, my real hope is that it is only the first of many opportunities for openly LGBTQ+ ensembles to shine and show the world all we are capable of as actors, beyond just being the wacky sidekick, token queer or a straight movie stars ‘gay best friend’,” he added, “And beyond all of that, this cast is f*cking hysterical and you’re going to love them.”
Bros is scheduled to premiere on 12 August, 2022.
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