Jake Borelli to Lead LGBT Movie, “The Thing About Harry”


US cable channel Freeform has greenlit its first ever Valentine’s Day movie and it’s all about Harry.

Titled The Thing About Harry, the movie focuses on high school enemies Sam (played by Jake Borelli) and Harry (Niko Terho), who are forced to share a car ride to their hometown in Missouri so they can attend a friend’s engagement party. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out and the two “begin to develop a deep friendship — with neither admitting a potential romance may be brewing — leaving them wondering if one road trip could change the rest of their lives,” the project’s logline reads.

Borelli’s character is “handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent gay man” who has both “a scathing wit” and “an overly idealistic worldview.” Sam came out when he was still in high school, for which he was constantly bullied in his small Missouri town. Terho’s Harry, meanwhile, is an “emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player” who secretly “yearns for love, family and stability,” even though commitment terrifies him.

Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown co-stars as Paul, a gay man who is both “exceedingly well put-together” yet “overbearing and pretentious,” while GLOW‘s Britt Baron will play Stasia, Sam’s edgy and opinionated best friend. Peter Paige (The Fosters) will direct the movie and appear as Sam’s warm-hearted roommate, Casey.   

Borelli has starred in Grey’s Anatomy.

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