Billy Eichner has another exciting gay comedy coming to the big screen with Ex-Husbands, an upcoming divorce comedy!
According to Deadline, Amazon won the rights to the project after a highly competitive bidding war. Eichner wrote the script with Paul Rudnick and has Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter attached as producers.
Ex-Husbands tells the story of a gay couple who got married when same-sex marriage became legal and now must deal with the fact that it’s time to get a divorce. The characters, named Daniel and Connor, “became the first gay couple in NYC to get legally married in 2015 and poster boys for LGBTQ love and acceptance,” according to Deadline.
“The only problem now is: they’re getting an even more epic divorce,” the description continues. “It’s a War of the Roses-style battle for the ages as Daniel and Connor viciously, hilariously, and poignantly become Ex-Husbands."
“The concept of a big, gay divorce comedy has been kicking around in my head for years and I cannot think of better collaborators than groundbreaking producers Greg and Sarah, and a true icon whose work I have craved and admired since I was a young gay boy lusting after show business, the brilliant Paul Rudnick who really paved the way for me and many others,” Eicner said. “And we now have the perfect partners in Amazon, who have already shown enormous passion for this project. This is a dream team. Now, LET’S GET DIVORCED!!!”
This isn’t the only gay comedy Eichner is working on. Earlier this year, he announced the gay romantic comedy Bros, which is being produced by Judd Apatow for Universal Pictures. He is co-writing that movie with Nicholas Stoller, the writer of The Muppets.
When the film was announced, Eichner celebrated on Instagram. “In shocking news, BROS will be the first rom com about gay men ever produced by a major studio, and, apparently, I'm the first openly gay man to ever write and star in their own studio film,” he wrote. “Only took 100 years! THANKS HOLLYWOOD!!!”
Eichner will also be seen playing the legendary comedian Paul Lynde in the upcoming biopic Man in the Box, and is set to play Matt Drudge in the upcoming third season of American Crime Story, titled Impeachment, about the Bill Clinton sex scandal.