Deadline reports Billy Eichner will write and star in an upcoming romantic comedy for Universal Pictures. The yet-untitled project will “center around two men who have commitment problems and are attempting a relationship,” according to the media outlet. Neighbors and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller is set to direct with Judd Apatow executive producing.
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
A major movie studio releasing a gay rom-com written by and starring a gay man. This is pretty huge. I really hope it doesn’t suck. With the talent involved, I don’t think it will. Fingers crossed. I wonder who’ll be his leading man. Someone hot I bet.