Hurray for more queer movies!
Keiynan Lonsdale will star alongside Sarah Hyland (the iconique queen from Modern Family), and Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided) in an upcoming LGBTQ+ rom-com called My Fake Boyfriend, made by Lionsgate and BuzzFeed.
“My Fake Boyfriend is a fresh comedy with universal appeal, led by an exciting, diverse cast of talent”, said Richard Alan Reid, SVP of Global Content & Head of Studio at BuzzFeed, when the project was announced this week.
The synopsis looks a bit like: “A young man (played by Lonsdale) in a tricky situation, who follows the advice of his unconventional best friend (Sprouse) and uses social media to create a fake boyfriend to keep his awful ex-lover out of his life. But everything backfires when he meets the real love of his life, and breaking up with his fake boyfriend proves hard to do.”
What makes it even more fabulous is that The L Word‘s Rose Troche will be taking the directorial reigns, on the script by Luke Albright, Joe Wanjai Ross and Greg Boaldin.
Buzzfeed’s Reid – who will be producing alongside Jason Moring and Michael Philip – had the following to say in a statement:
“There is no better person to tell this queer love story than Rose Troche, and we’re delighted to partner with Lionsgate to share this story with millennial and Gen Z audiences around the world.”
VP of Co-Productions and acquisition Lauren Bixby added: “My Fake Boyfriend has the heart, laughs and talent behind the scenes and in front of the camera that makes this film a genuine win.”
My Fake Boyfriend is set to begin production this month in Canada, with an expected release date of June 2022 to coincide with Pride.