Hallmark’s Luke Macfarlane Cast In A Gay Rom-Com

Luke Macfarlane in Hallmark film Chateau Christmas. / Image via Hallmark and Crown Media

Billy Eichner now has a romantic lead for one of his two upcoming gay rom-coms.

According to Deadline, Luke Macfarlane will star alongside Billy Eichner in Universal’s upcoming comedy Bros. The film will be the second gay film to get backing from a major movie studio (after 2018’s Love, Simon). And depending on how you define Love, Simon’s genre, Bros will be the first gay rom-com to be produced by a major studio.

So far, very little is known about the film. What we do know is that the film will follow two men with commitment issues who attempt to start a relationship. Or as a brief description of the movie reads, “Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”

We also know some facts about the people behind the camera. Not only is Billy Eichner starring in the film, but he co-wrote the script. Nicholas Stoller, of Neighbors, has the other co-writing credit and will also direct the film. Meanwhile, Judd Apatow will produce the romantic comedy and Eichner will serve as an executive producer.

Of course, Billy Eichner isn’t just working on one gay romantic comedy but two. The actor, writer, and producer is also working on a film about a divorcing couple titled Ex-Husbands.

“The concept of a big, gay divorce comedy has been kicking around in my head for years and I cannot think of better collaborators than groundbreaking producers Greg and Sarah, and a true icon whose work I have craved and admired since I was a young gay boy lusting after show business, the brilliant Paul Rudnick who really paved the way for me and many others,” Eichner said in a statement after Amazon purchased rights to that film. “And we now have the perfect partners in Amazon, who have already shown enormous passion for this project. This is a dream team. Now, LET’S GET DIVORCED!!!”

But if you’re excited to see how Eichner’s gay rom coms go, you’ll have to wait for some time. Bros isn’t slated for theatrical release until August 22, 2022.


Source: Deadline,

7 thoughts on “Hallmark’s Luke Macfarlane Cast In A Gay Rom-Com”

  1. You know, the funny thing is that, all the people that are b**ching will go to see it anyway. There’s a really negative world out there; is it fun for you folks to b**ch? Anyhow, I’ll go anywhere that Luke MacFarlane is He’s my huge crush.

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  2. Dang Martinez and BK you to nasty. You know people do like Billy’s comedy. But if you really need to put him down keep spreading hate. His acting……..abilities are pretty good and he is giving LGBTQ+ community something as a young person I never got to see. So if you are a part of the community, shame on you. If you aren’t why are you on this site? It’s a question that needs an answer.

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    • Sorry, but Billy is beyond gross looking. If I met up with him for a blind I would totally be honest with him and tell him that I could not date him because of the way he looks. Sorry, but he is really is unattractive. I always let guys that I meet that I find are completely undateable that I would never date them is perfectly acceptable because it is better to be upfront and honest that I would never associate with them. Too bad what they think, I m all about me and they can deal with it.

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  3. Eichner is absolutely nauseating to watch do anything. What a complete oxygen thief! I watched him interviewing someone on the street in NY a couple of years ago and another guy just walked up and punched him in the face. I laughed my ass off! It was hilarious and no one helped him. People just laughed and walked away.

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