Described as “My Best Friend’s Wedding with a bisexual Latinx POV”, this sure does sound like a must-watch film
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY JOHN RUSSO
2022 has already shaped up to be the year of Ariana DeBose. Earlier this year, Ariana and Kristen Stewart made Oscars history as it was the first year two openly LGBTQI actors had been nominated within acting categories. Ariana went on to be the first Afro-Latina and openly queer woman of colour to win a SAG Award. When the 94th Academy Awards came around, the West Side Story star took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Not to mention she also took home wins at the BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards.
Fans have eagerly been awaiting to see what role the actor will take on next, and on 13 April, Deadline announced that Ariana will executive produce and star in a new LGBTQI rom-com titled Two And Only. Which has been described as “My Best Friend’s Wedding with a bisexual Latinx POV”. Yep, we’re already sold.
Two And Only is written by Latina LGBTQI writer, Jen Rivas-DeLoose and was developed specifically as a star vehicle for DeBose. The film will be overseen by entertainment studio Screen Gems.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Ariana wrote: “Let’s try a rom-com! So excited to take on a new challenge and learn a thing or two about producing.”
Let’s try a rom com!— Ariana DeBose (@ArianaDeBose) April 13, 2022
So excited to take on a new challenge and learn a thing or two about producing.
Thrilled to be a part of this incredible team including Jen Rivas-DeLoose, Screen Gems’ Scott Strauss and @kgisellej and Sad Unicorn’s Randall Einhorn and Jeremy Stern! https://t.co/BUrSWkkOmE
Premiering in 1997, My Best Friend’s Wedding starred Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. The plot followed Julianne, played by Julia, trying to sabotage the wedding of her best-friend Michael, played by Dermot, after the realisation that she was in fact in love with him. It will be interesting to see what looking at this type of story looks like when done through a queer lens.
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