Billy Eichner To Write & Star In Gay Romantic Comedy
Exciting news for Billy Eichner fans! The 40-year-old host of TruTV’s Billy On The Street will be penning and starring in a new romantic comedy for Universal – and one that follows two men as they navigate a relationship. The untitled film will be co-written and directed by rom-com veteran Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and produced by Judd Apatow. Eichner shared the news via Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Excited, terrified, completely in shock and PROUD as hell to announce this movie. We’re making a big, new romantic comedy for Universal!!!! AHHHHHHH!!! https://t.co/JO8qk5jKvL
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 5, 2019
The new rom-com is sure to be revolutionary in its subject matter, which follows two men with commitment problems who decide to try out a relationship. It comes off of the heels of 2018’s Love Simon, where Nick Robinson starred as a teenager struggling to come out to his community. But this time, people are particularly excited that Eichner, a gay man himself, will be playing the lead role. Eichner’s co-star has yet to be announced, but Twitter users have some ideas, with some naming Matt Bomer as one option and even Jesse Tyler Ferguson hinting that he’s available.
Can Matt Bomer be your love interest??? You two would look adorable together in a movie!!
— WG (@wendsinseattle) February 6, 2019
I’m just seeing this news! Add my name to the list of people who are SO proud of you. Is this a good time to tell you my show will be done after next season?
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 6, 2019
The film will be the three-time Emmy-nominated Eichner’s next foray into feature-length movies, with roles in The Lion King and Noelle coming soon to theaters. Meanwhile, he continues to shine in his hit variety sketch series, Billy On The Street, and can also be found on the most recent season of Netflix’s Friends From College.