Gabrielle Union and Eva Longoria to star in LGBTQ+ wedding comedy.
The two actresses are working on a new feature film for Amazon Studios that will see them dueling future mothers-in-law trying to take over their children’s wedding planning.
Speaking to Variety, Union said, “Eva and I are trying to take over the planning of her wedding and make it our dream wedding versus hers.”
The untitled comedy is being written by Ricardo Gamboa, while Macro Film Studios will produce alongside Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions.
Meanwhile, Union has also updated the road trip film ‘Get To Be’, which is directed by Billy Porter and follows three high school students from Rhode Island who travel to New York City for their first Pride Parade.
The actress, who serves as a producer on the film, was inspired to make the film by her and Dwyane Wade’s daughter asking to go to Miami Pride when she was 10 years old.
In the film, she said: “It’s a group of diverse kids. One is a chubby Asian, one is a non-binary black, I don’t mean a diva or a divo, but a larger dynamic, flamboyant personality, and then there’s a bisexual white guy.
“I think it’s important to have real representation because we don’t act on what it is to be queer,” she says.
Union will also star in Disney’s upcoming animated film ‘Strange World’, in which she and Jake Gyllenhaal voice the parents of a gay teenager named Ethan Clade (Jaboukie Young-White), and will play the mother of ‘a young gay man. Ellis French (Jeremy Pope) in ‘The Inspection’.
In the latter, Ellis joins the Marines after his mother abandons him and he is forced to live on the streets.
He has previously spoken about the importance of showing more diverse LGBTQ+ stories on screen.
He said: “A lot of people are trying to erase whole parts of our population and trying to reimagine reality without LGBTQIA people.
“The reality is that we exist everywhere, in every part of the world.”