The Boys in the Band (2020 film)

The Boys in the Band is an upcoming American drama film directed by Joe Mantello, based on the play of the same name by Mart Crowley, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells. The film is expected to be released in 2020.


A group of gay friends reunite to celebrate one of their birthdays. When the host's potentially closeted college roommate shows up uninvited, the evening is thrown into turmoil.



On April 18, 2019, Ryan Murphy announced on his Instagram that the play The Boys in the Band would be adapted for Netflix, as part of his $300 million deal with the streaming platform. Murphy had previously revived the play for Broadway in 2018 and confirmed the director of the revival, Joe Mantello, would direct the film. David Stone and Ned Martel were announced as producers alongside Murphy. It was also confirmed that the entire cast of the 2018 Broadway revival would reprise their roles for the film, making the film have a cast of entirely openly gay actors.
Principal photography began in July 2019.