Netflix has finally revealed a handful of images from the platform’s upcoming gay drama, The Boys In The Band. However, before we get into anything graphic, here’s everything you need to know about possibly a groundbreaking film for the streamer.
Based on Mart Crowley’s 1968 play of the same name, the film will be starring The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Star Trek‘s very own Zachary Quinto. Quite the lineup, if I do say so myself.
The story revolves around a group of gay men who comes together in the Big Apple that is New York City to celebrate one of the group member’s birthday. However, the atmosphere of the birthday party starts to dwindle down as the get-together continues further when the host’s potentially closeted college roommate joins the celebration.
Superstar Jim Parsons appears as Michael, the party planner, while Quinto portrays Harold and we don’t know anyone who can possibly bring life to the character all the more.
We’ll also be seeing Andrew Rannells from A Simple Favour, Michael Benjamin Washington from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, both Charle Carver and Tuc Watkins from Desperate Housewives, Robin de Jesús the Wicked performer, Brian Hutchison from Jessica Jones, and Matt Bomer from The Sinner.
Netflix took it to their official @NetflixFilm Twitter account to post the photos of the upcoming film, see it below!
New York City, 1968. Meet THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Joe Mantello’s film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking gay drama, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington & Tuc Watkins pic.twitter.com/9U52ZFKTjm
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) August 21, 2020
Come on, guys. The film’s produced by none other than American Horror Story‘s very beloved Ryan Murphy. Back in 2008, Murphy actually made an effort to revive the stage show but only last year did he announce that he’s alongside Joe Mantello and the cast for the feature-length version of Crowley’s play.
“Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play. The entire Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the film. I can’t wait to be on set,” Murphy wrote.