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‘Bros’: Date, cast, plot, and all the latest buzz around Universal Pictures' first gay rom-com

Explore a heartwarming romantic comedy about two gay men who are stumbling on their way towards love in ‘Bros’
Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner in a still from ‘Bros’ (Universal Pictures)
Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner in a still from ‘Bros’ (Universal Pictures)

After piquing curiosity and loads of buzz around the film at CinemaCon earlier this year, Universal Pictures is bringing to the screen its first romantic comedy with a gay theme - 'Bros'. Written by Billy Eichner and directed by Nicholas Stoller, 'Bros' is set to hit theatres later this year.

‘Bros’ stars Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Monica Raymund, Harvey Fierstein, Amanda Bearse, Jim Rash, and Guillermo Diaz, among others. If you're looking for other films and shows with similar themes, check out ‘Pose’, ‘The Breeding’ and ‘Someone Has To Die.’

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When does ‘Bros’ release?

‘Bros’ is releasing globally in theatres on September 30, 2022.

What is ‘Bros’ all about?

‘Bros’ is about two gay men Bobby Leiber (Billy Eichner) and Aaron (Luke Macfarlane) whose busy lives do not allow them the leisure to find love. However, fate brings them together in an unexpected way and they develop a hesitant yet loving relationship with each other.

‘Bros’ is a classic heartwarming tale of love with a zing of comedy where two people meet each other, fall in love and also start fighting their growing feelings for each other. It will also emphasize on the importance of finding the time to connect with other people despite our busy schedules.

The official synopsis reads, “This fall, Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major 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 and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow, comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amidst the madness”.

Who stars in ‘Bros’?

The following star cast has been confirmed for the film.

Billy Eichner as Bobby Leiber

The 43-year-old is an Emmy-nominated comedian, actor, and producer. Billy Eichner has received praise for his performances in films like ‘What Happens In Vegas’, ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Noelle’, and so on. He has also acted in television series like ‘American Horror Story’, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’, and ‘Dickinson.’ Billy will essay the lead role of Bobby Leiber in the much-awaited ‘Bros.’


Other actors cast in the film include Luke Macfarlane, Monica Raymund, Harvey Fierstein, Amanda Bearse, Jim Rash, and Guillermo Diaz.

What's the latest news about ‘Bros’?

Interestingly, ‘Bros’ is the first-ever gay rom-com bankrolled by Universal Pictures and features an entire cast filled with LGBTQ+ actors.
Even though Billy Eichner and Nicholas Stoller were aiming for a comedy film initially, ‘Bros’ ultimately turned out to be an emotionally moving story which has romance, comedy, drama and action in perfect proportions. The film was shot in and around Jersey City.
Speaking with a media outlet about the positive response of ‘Bros’ during the test screenings, Billy Eichner shared, “There just haven't been many movies, especially many comedies, many romantic comedies that centered around a gay couple. So it's new for straight people, and it's new for gay people. There's something about that, and I think it really hits people. I've been surprised, delighted, but surprised by how moved people are in addition to laughing more”.

Who are the creators?

'Bros' was directed by Nicholas Stoller, who also co-wrote it with Billy Eichner. It was produced by Universal Pictures and Judd Apatow.


You can watch the official trailer of ‘Bros’ here.