One of the funniest men in Hollywood today is Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner. The multitalented performer is next looking to bring an original story to life alongside Amazon Studios. As first reported by Deadline, Eichner is on board to star in a new comedy titled Ex-Husbands for the studio.
The film’s origins hail from an original idea from Eichner and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, who penned the screenplay. The film follows the story of Daniel and Connor. Back in 2015, the couple was madly in love and made history by becoming the first gay couple to be legally wed in New York City. However, the fairytale story is coming to end as they prepare for a War of the Roses-style legal battle in the form of a vicious, and hilarious, divorce.
Billy Eichner will produce the feature alongside Greg Berlanti (Supergirl) and Sarah Schechter (Free Guy) via their Berlanti/Shechter Films banner. In a statement, Eichner expresses his excitement to get bring the movie to life.
“The concept of a big, gay divorce comedy has been kicking around in my head for years and I cannot think of better collaborators than groundbreaking producers Greg and Sarah, and a true icon whose work I have craved and admired since I was a young gay boy lusting after show business, the brilliant Paul Rudnick who really paved the way for me and many others. And we now have the perfect partners in Amazon, who have already shown an enormous passion for this project. This is a dream team. Now, LET’S GET DIVORCED!!!” Eichner said.
Outside of his hilarious and Emmy-nominated antics on Billy on the Street, Billy Eichner has also turned in hilarious turns in TV shows like New Girl, Parks & Rec, and American Horror Story. Additionally, Eichner famously voices Timon, opposite Seth Rogen‘s Pumbaa, in Disney’s live-action The Lion King. Up next, Eichner will write and star in Universal Pictures’ first adult-oriented LGBT movie Bros.
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