February 6, 2019 at 3:14 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Billy Eichner to star in Judd Apatow-produced gay rom-com
Billy Eichner (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Billy Eichner is on board to star in a gay romantic comedy for Universal Pictures from Judd Apatow’s production company.

The “Billy on the Street” host will also co-write the film with Nick Stoller, who is attached to direct. Stoller has directed other Apatow comedies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “Neighbors.”

The rom-com will “center around two men who have commitment problems and are attempting a relationship,” according to Deadline.

It’s unknown who will star opposite Eichner in the untitled project. This will be the first major studio film with a LGBTQ lead since “Love, Simon.”

Eichner shared the big news on Twitter writing, “Excited, terrified, completely in shock and PROUD as hell to announce this movie. We’re making a big, new romantic comedy for Universal!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!”

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