Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane lead Gay Rom-Com – Deadline

Peacock has announced the groundbreaking romantic comedy Brothers — the first from a major studio centering on two gay men — will begin streaming exclusively on the platform on December 2.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the film is a smart, swoon-worthy and heartfelt tale of gay men – played by Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane – who might, possibly, probably stumble upon love. Could be. They are both very busy. The cast also includes TS Madison, Miss Lawrence, Symone, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum, Monica Raymund, Jim Rash, Harvey Fierstein, Bowen Yang, Amanda Bearse, Dot-Marie Jones and many more.

Eichner and Stoller wrote the script. Stoller also co-produced with Judd Apatow and Josh Church, with Eichner’s exec producing.

While Brothers world premiere to critical acclaim at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, had a disappointing showing upon its September theatrical release through Universal Pictures, grossing just over $14.6 million worldwide. The co-writer and star Eichner made history with Brothersas the first openly gay man to fill these roles in his own major studio film, though he would go on to infuriate with tweets blaming “straights, especially in certain parts of the country” for the picture’s poor box office performance.

“Anyone who IS NOT a homophobic nutcase should go to BROS tonight! You’ll love it!” read one of Eichner’s tweets. “And seeing this particular story on the big screen is special and uniquely powerful, especially for queer people who don’t often get this opportunity. I love this movie so much. GO BROS!!!”

Other recent titles appear here on Peacock Brothers Involving no, Beast, Jurassic World Domination, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Halloween ends, Honk for Jesus. Save your soul, Revengeand Brian and Carlto name a few.

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