PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Nicholas Stoller, Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane, director and actors of the film Bros.
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“Love is not love” shouts often cynically Bobby, portrayed by Billy Eichner, an unapologetic, self-assured gay man living in New York City, in the comedy by Nicholas Stroller, Bros, presented at the 17th Rome International Film Festival. With this affirmation, Bobby welcomes us in this romantic comedy, about two gay men crossing each other’s paths and falling in love which, at the same time, wants to show how the LGBTQ community is full of different people, united and sometimes divided, as many others. We talk with director Nicholas Stoller and actors Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane about using and crashing all the cliches we love about rom coms. Italian release November 3rd.
Bros: Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major film studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy. From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, 2019’s The Lion King, Difficult People, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with. Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film, and Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys), the film featuring an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Guy Branum (The Other Two), Miss Lawrence (Star), Ts Madison (The Ts Madison Experience), Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Jim Rash (Community), Eve Lindley (Dispatches from Elsewhere), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Jai Rodriguez (Uncoupled) and AmandA Bearse (Married …with Children). The film also features appearances by Emmy winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), three-time Emmy nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and legendary four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy). Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller and is written by Billy Eichner & Nicholas Stoller. The film is produced by Judd Apatow p.g.a., Nicholas Stoller p.g.a. and Josh Church p.g.a. (co-producer Trainwreck, Step Brothers), and is executive produced by Billy Eichner and Karl frankenfield (Everything’s Trash). The score for Bros is by Tony winner and seven-time Oscar® nominee Marc Shaiman, whose music has shaped some of the most iconic romantic films of the past three decades, including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and The American President. The film is edited by Daniel Gabbe (The Sandman). The production designer is Lisa Myers (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) and the director of photography is Brandon Trost (Neighbors Franchise).