A gay romantic comedy is on the way.
Deadline reports that Emmy nominated comedian and actor Billy Eichner is writing and signed to star in an untitled gay rom com.
So far, the story follows two men with commitment issues who decide to try out a relationship together. The film was greenlit by Universal and will be directed by Neighbors director Nick Stoller. In addition, Judd Apatow’s Apatow Productions will co-produce along with Stoller’s Global Solutions company.
Billy Eichner has several projects coming up. First, he is voicing Timon the meerkat for the “live action” Lion King. Eichner even shared with Andy Cohen that Beyonce and Donald Glover will sing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” during the film.
In addition, Eichner will also star alongside Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and Shirley MacLaine in the Christmas comedy film Noelle. That film will go directly to Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+.
Then, of course, Eichner remains a star on the small screen with appearances on the second season of Netflix’s Friends From College (which was co-created by Nick Stoller). He also appeared in the eighth season of American Horror Story and is celebrated for his sketch series Billy on the Street.
But back to this untitled gay rom com. This is the pre-production announcement of the untitled film. As such, there is currently no release date for the project, but it looks like it’s full speeds ahead for the movie.