Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is set to star opposite Billy Eichner in Universal's romantic comedy Bros, which is the first gay rom-com from a major studio, and certainly the first to feature two openly gay male leads.
Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Eichner, who will also serve as an executive producer on the project, which will be produced by comedy luminary Judd Apatow. The film follows two men with commitment issues who attempt to start a relationship together.
Macfarlane has been the choice for this role for more than two years, and though some close to the project lobbied for a bigger "name," Eichner fought for the lesser-known Macfarlane, who ultimately won the coveted role. And yes, Macfarlane's sexual preference was likely a factor, as Eichner has been pretty open about not wanting to star opposite a straight actor....
(.... and some old news about Luke)