April 23, 2019

Eichner, Apatow and Stoller Team Up For Gay Rom-Com

Star of "Billy on the Street" Billy Eichner. photo by IMDb

There will be Jewish talent in front of and behind the camera when Nick Stoller directs and Judd Apatow produces an upcoming, currently untitled, romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner, who will write the screenplay with Stoller. It’s about two men with have commitment problems who attempt to have a relationship.

Eichner  (“Billy on the Street,” “Difficult People,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”) is currently in Netflix’s “Friends From College,” created by Stoller and his wife. Francesca Delbanco. Eichner will voice the role of Timon the meerkat in “The Lion King” this July and just wrapped “Noelle” with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine.  

Stoller’s directing credits include “Get Him to the Greek,”  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “Storks,” which he also wrote.

Writer-director-producer Apatow, who won an Emmy last fall for “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling,” will produce the film under his Global Solutions banner for Universal.  He is next set to direct Pete Davidson in a semi-autobiographical comedy, also untitled.