Billy Porter is taking on a new role as director.
The 51-year-old Pose star will make his feature directorial debut with the coming-of-age story What If? from a screenplay by Alvaro García Lecuona for MGM’s Orion Pictures, Variety reported Wednesday (November 18).
Here’s a plot summary: “The story centers on a high school senior posting on social media about his crush on Kelsa, a trans girl at his school, resulting in the internet encouraging him to pursue the relationship. The two then navigate a senior year relationship that neither of them could have expected.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of this new space in Hollywood for telling all types of stories from all types of people. I am grateful to be in a position to usher some of these stories into the mainstream and I am humbled that heavy hitters like Christine Vachon and Alana Mayo have entrusted and empowered me in this insane time we all find ourselves in,” Billy said in a statement.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Billy Porter on his feature directing debut and are privileged that he, Alvaro and the producing team behind this special film have entrusted us with their vision for this beautiful, contemporary love story. What If? is perfectly emblematic of the ambitions we have for the new Orion Pictures: To tell stories about the totality of the human experience,” said producer Alana Mayo.
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