Billy Eichner’s landmark romantic comedy “Bros.” has added a new crop of actors to his cast. All the principals of the Universal Pictures project are LGBTQ +.
New additions include Academy Award-winning actors-writers Jim Rush, Eve Lindley, D’Lo Sreejarajah, Peter Kim, Justin Covington, Dot-Mary Jones and Becca Blackwell.
The cast reflects a wide range of comedic talents and was created to broaden and diversify the comedy representation on screen. The film is produced by Jude Appato and Nicholas Stoller, who are also directing. Echner stars with previously announced Luke McFarlane, TS Madison, Miss Lawrence, Simon, Guillermo Diaz and Guy Branham.
“After decades of comedians capitalizing on both artistically and professionally by playing LGBTQ + characters, it’s a long-held dream to be able to bring this extraordinary, hilarious actor together.”
The film is described as a “heartbreaking comedy about two gay men”, perhaps, a threat to love. Maybe. They are both very busy. ”
Lindley is a Latin trans actress who came out of Jason Segal’s AMC series “Dispatch from Elsewhere”. Eve’s credits include “Mr. Robot,” Katie Holmes-directed debut “All We Had,” Netflix’s “Tales of the City” reboot, and “After Young.”
Rash is best known for starring in the NBC comedy series “Community”. He won an Academy Award for co-writing “The Descendants” from director Alexander Payne, which also received Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Actor nominations for George Clooney. Rush co-directed “Downhill” starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and recently had a recurring role in the ABC series “American Housewife.”
Sreejarajah is a Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor, writer and comedian whose work has appeared in film, music, stage and spoken word formats. Sreejiraj’s credits include “Looking,” “Transparent” and “Sense 8”.
Kim is a veteran screen actor who recently appeared in “The Forty-Year-Old Version” produced by Lena Weith. Korean American Performer Stage Credits include the recent “Wild Goose Dreams” at The Public Theater and the Tony-winning “Fully Modern Milli” on Broadway.
Covington is a Brooklyn-based comedian, writer and actor who has been working on comedy circuits at venues such as Caroline’s Broadway and Las Culturalists. In addition to stand-up comedy, Covington also appeared in the second season of Netflix’s original “Easy”.
Jones received three consecutive Emmy nominations for his role as football coach Shannon Beast in the seminal TV hit “Glee” and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Pair in a Comedy Series. She is known for her deadly roles in both drama and comedy, in contrast to the recently indie spirit nominated features “Greener Grass” and “Golden Arm” Mary Holland.
Blackwell has just finished working on the “White Noise” feature opposite Adam Driver on Noah Bumbach’s upcoming Netflix. They are New York City-based trance actors, actresses and playwrights. Blackwell’s credits include “Rami,” “High Maintenance” and “Shameless.” They were last seen on stage at the Vineyard Theater of OB Award winner Tina Sutter’s “Is This a Room”.
“Bros.” will open in theaters on August 12, 2022.