Billy Eichner makes historical past with a big-studio homosexual rom-com

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For a greenback, title a romantic comedy from a significant film studio centering on two homosexual males.

In the event you can’t, it’s as a result of there’s by no means been one — till now.

Actor and comic Billy Eichner has been tapped to co-write, govt produce and star in Common Footage’ “Bros,” a love story about “two homosexual males perhaps, probably, most likely stumbling in direction of love. Perhaps. They’re each very busy,” in keeping with an outline launched Friday by the studio big.

The “Billy on the Road” host welcomed the milestone on Twitter in his signature sarcastic tone, telling display icon Julia Roberts to “transfer over” as a result of “there’s a brand new rom com QUEEN on the town!”

“In surprising information, BROS would be the first rom com about homosexual males ever produced by a significant studio and, apparently, I’m the primary overtly homosexual man to ever write and star in their very own studio movie,” he tweeted. “Solely took 100 years! THANKS HOLLYWOOD!!!”

Eichner additionally had some selection phrases for a former supervisor, who he stated as soon as suggested him to “be much less homosexual as a result of a giant agent was coming” to see him carry out. Can’t embed that tweet right here as a result of it options some robust, euphoric language in all-caps, however suffice to say the previous colleagues apparently should not on good phrases.

Among the many movie’s producers are Judd Apatow, Joshua Church and Nicholas Stoller, who can be set to direct the movie along with co-writing the screenplay with Eichner.

Eichner has beforehand starred in a handful of movies, together with Disney’s 2019 vacation movie “Noelle” and the CGI remake of its animated traditional “The Lion King,” that includes the voices of Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen and James Earl Jones.

He’s greatest recognized for internet hosting the sketch comedy collection “Billy on the Road,” wherein he approaches random individuals in New York Metropolis and asks them rapid-fire query about Hollywood and his movie star visitors.

Common’s “Bros” will hit theaters Aug. 12, 2022.

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