Billy Eichner in the first studio film with all-LGBTQ cast

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Billy Eichner
Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner starred in a Hulu original series titled Difficult People with Julie Klausner, and executive produced by Amy Poehler, The project was originally set up at USA Network. The series began airing on August 5, 2015. In 2016, Eichner appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, released on May 20. In 2017, he joined the cast of American Horror Story for recurring roles in its seventh and eighth seasons. In 2019, Eichner provided the voice of Timon in Disney’s live action remake of The Lion King, from director Jon Favreau. Eichner said that Timon is such a great role that allows you to do so much. But… the bigger the project and the bigger the names that you’re working with, the more you have to ignore it. If you get to the soundstage and you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, what a full-circle moment! Nathan Lane did it originally! Beyoncé’s in this!’ then you’re paralyzed creatively. You just have to put that out of your head in order to get the job done.” In July 2020, Eichner announced that he and Tom McNulty were developing a film biography of fellow Northwestern University alum Paul Lynde called Man in the Box, with Eichner portraying Lynde. In March 2021, Eichner announced that he is currently writing and starring in the film Bros, which tells the story of two gay men with commitment issues who decide to settle down with each other. Being produced by Universal Pictures, it is set to be the first adult-oriented LGBT movie ever produced by a mainstream film studio. In August of that same year, Amazon Studios announced that they had bought the rights to develop the film Ex-Husbands, starring Eichner and co-written by him and Paul Rudnick.

In March 2021, Eichner announced that he is currently writing and starring in the film “Bros – this is first studio film with all-LGBTQ cast: ‘Let’s make history!’”- Billy Eichner.

Bros is coming out in 2022 on Friday, August 12, 2022 (Nationwide release). There are 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Man From Toronto, Untitled Disney Live Action Aug. 2022 Film and Secret Headquarters.

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