Billy Eichner “couldn’t be more proud” that his next movie features an all LGBTQ+ cast. The ‘Bros’ star is delighted that his upcoming romantic comedy film will feature the main cast that is openly LGBTQ+, and he says that leading such a cast is a “long overdue dream” for him.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, he said:
“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros. After queer actors have spent decades watching straight actors capitalize both artistically and professionally by playing LGBTQ+ characters, it is a long overdue dream come true to be able to assemble this remarkable, hilarious cast.
“And while Bros may be the first of its kind in several ways, my real hope is that it is only the first of many opportunities for openly LGBTQ+ ensembles to shine and show the world all we are capable of as actors, beyond just being the wacky sidekick, token queer or a straight movie star’s ‘gay best friend.’ And beyond all of that, this cast is f****** hysterical and you’re going to love them.”
The film ‘Bros’ will be the first big studio rom-com to have two gay male leads.
Talking about the movie, which will be released on August 12, 2022, he said: “I’m MAKING A MOVIE!!!! Coming to a theater near you on Aug 12, 2022! In shocking news, BROS will be the first rom-com about gay men ever produced by a major studio and, apparently, I’m the first openly gay man to ever write and star in their own studio film. Only took 100 years! THANKS, HOLLYWOOD!!! (sic)”
As per Film-news, Billy has made no secret of his intention to cast “as many openly LGBT actors as possible” in both “gay roles” and “straight roles” in the film.
He said: “I look forward to making that movie and finding as many openly LGBT actors as possible in gay roles, in straight roles. We not only need to start supporting LGBT actors theoretically, but we actually need to start casting them as well.
“In a perfect world, gay actors can play gay roles and gay actors can play straight roles, and straight actors can play straight roles and play gay roles, and we’re all mixing and matching because part of the fun and the challenge of being an actor or an actress is to play someone who you’re not. We can do it all.”