In April, LionsGate Films gave the go-ahead for producers to begin work on Gay Dude, a film about two best friends who make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school prom. Then one of the guys comes out to the other as a "gay dude," and things get a little less bro-tastic. The plot sounds like a cross between American Pie, where a group of guys semi-chauvinistically quested for sex during their senior year, and Superbad, the buddy comedy about...well, a semi-chauvinistic quest for sex.
This week, a few big names were attached to the production, including Megan Mullally from Will & Grace and her real-life husband, Nick Offerman. Mullally will play the straight dude's mother, while Offerman will be a supportive father for the gay friend. Other actors - including Dakota Johnson of The Social Network and Nicholas Braun - have also been cast as well.
The script, by Parks & Recreation writer Alan Yang, has been floating around Hollywood for the past few years, AfterElton reports. Now that it's finally been picked up, we'll see if Gay Dude is an offensive look at coming out or a funny, but sensitive take on dealing with coming out in high school.