Business23 March 2021
Holiday romantic comedy Single All The Way starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane is heading to Netflix during the 2021 holiday season.
Director: Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Smash)
Writer and Executive Producer: Chad Hodge (Good Behavior, Wayward Pines)
Producer: Muse Entertainment’s Joel S. Rice (Tut, Double Holiday)
Cast: Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Younger), Philemon Chambers (Of Hearts and Castles), Luke MacFarlane (Brothers & Sisters, Killjoys), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City), Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek, Ginny & Georgia) with Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde, American Pie) and Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Hocus Pocus)
Logline: Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James — the plan goes awry.
Quote from Joel Rice: “What I love most about this hysterical, moving project is that it is simply a genuine holiday romantic comedy that explores friendship and love between gay men.”
Quote from Chad Hodge: “When I sat down to write this movie, I made a list of all the things I personally wanted to see in a holiday rom-com. The list ran the gamut, from honestly portraying the uniqueness of gay friendships and relationships, to the often hilarious dynamics of our families, to Jennifer Coolidge. I’m so grateful to Netflix for embracing all of it. I can’t wait to see it come to life.”
Quote from Michael Mayer: “I’m excited to bring this funny, touching and — unusual for a holiday movie — gay romantic comedy to life because its message of love and family is universal. It’s also really gratifying to tell a story that happens AFTER coming out!”
Quote from Michael Urie: "Celebrating Christmas in springtime with this amazing group of artists must mean I was good this year. Chad Hodge has written a laugh-out-loud-funny and lump-in-throat-sweet movie that Michael Mayer will effortlessly lift off the page. My mom is Kathy Najimy, my dad is Barry Bostwick and my aunt is Jennifer Coolidge - if that isn’t some kinda gay Christmas miracle, I don’t know what is."
Single All The Way joins Netflix’s holiday film lineup, which includes the upcoming A Castle for Christmas, The Princess Switch 3 and A Boy Called Christmas. Past holiday films include Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Holidate, Operation Christmas Drop, Let It Snow, The Princess Switch, The Christmas Chronicles, Klaus and more.