Single All the Way: Michael Urie to star in Netflix Christmas rom-com
Staff Reporter | On 24, Mar 2021
Netflix is upping its festive pun game with the announcement of new Christmas rom-com Single All the Way.
The film, which is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Smash) and written by Chad Hodge (Good Behavior, Wayward Pines), stars 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)
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.
Hodge says: “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.”
Mayer adds: “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!”
Urie comments: “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 festive film line-up, which includes the upcoming A Castle for Christmas, The Princess Switch 3 and A Boy Called Christmas. Past Christmas films include Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Holidate, Operation Christmas Drop, Let It Snow, The Princess Switch, The Christmas Chronicles and Klaus.