Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy) and Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) have signed on to headline Bromates, a comedy which boasts Snoop Dogg as an executive producer.
Writer-director Court Crandall (Old School) will helm the film, which revolves around two best friends who break up with their girlfriends at the same time, before subsequently deciding to move in with each other.
Christopher Kemper of Palmetto Clean Technology has co-written the film and will serve as its financier, producing alongside Darius Films’ Nicholas Tabarrokand and Snoop Dogg, under his Snoopadelic Films banner.
Alongside its laughs, the film also has an underlying social message, promoting solar energy usage and responsible environmental stewardship. “A big part of the transition to a clean-energy future is building an educational platform for consumers,” said Kemper.
“Partnering with Court on this project has been a lot of fun; we’re both aligned that we need to reach people and find innovative ways to communicate awareness about clean energy and climate change. This film is one of many projects underway.”
“Bromates was initially conceived as what would happen if you took today’s complicated environment of dating and social media and combined it with The Odd Couple,” added Crandall. “Our goal was to make a big raucous comedy, but at the same time give it a contemporary flair that made it more inclusive”.
Howery is having an almost absurdly busy 2021. He’s already appeared in Judas And The Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Bad Trip, Fatherhood, Free Guy, and had a brief cameo in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
On top of all of that, he’s still got comedy Vacation Friends and sports drama National Champions lined up for later this year.
He also has a supporting role in Adrian Lyne‘s erotic psychological thriller Deep Water, which arrives two weeks into 2022, just missing the cut to possibly give Howery some sort of record for film appearances in a single year.
Brener hasn’t quite had as big of a year, appearing in an episode of Mythic Quest and lending his voice to upcoming Netflix film Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.
Bromates is tentatively scheduled for a 2022 release.