While Billy Eichner gained millions of fans through his hilarious antics on Billy on the Street, he'll now be known as a trailblazer in the movie industry.
The comedian first made history when he secured a deal with Universal Pictures to write and star in Bros, a movie that acts as the first gay rom-com from a major studio.
Now, the actor, who is gay himself, has moved mountains once again by announcing that all of the main characters will be played by stars in the LGBTQ+ community — that goes for the heterosexual roles as well.
"I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros," the Parks and Recreation alum stated. "After queer actors have spent decades watching straight actors capitalize both artistically and professionally by playing LGBTQ+ characters, it is a long overdue dream come true to be able to assemble this remarkable, hilarious cast."
"While Bros may be the first of its kind in several ways, my real hope is that it is only the first of many opportunities for openly LGBTQ+ ensembles to shine and show the world all we are capable of as actors, beyond just being the wacky sidekick, token queer or a straight movie star’s 'gay best friend,'" he noted. "And beyond all of that, this cast is f**king hysterical and you’re going to love them."
The flick follows two gay men (played by Eichner and Luke Macfarlane) who find themselves falling in love with one another, though their busy careers aren't making things easy.
The duo are joined by transgender author TS Madison, gender non-conforming entertainer Miss Lawrence, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Symone, Guillermo Diaz and Guy Branum.
Eichner's movie, which is scheduled to release next year on August 12, will be written alongside Nicholas Stoller, who's also the director. The New York City native also acts as a producer with Judd Apatow and Josh Church.
"This is the best thing EVER! I could not possibly be more excited to tell you the ENTIRE main cast for my rom com BROS will be ALL openly LGBTQ+ actors!!! Yes, even in all the straight roles!" the Lion King star gushed. "This is a first for a major studio film."