Amazon has announced the acquisition of a new British comedy feature film about secondary school teenagers.
Currently in production with Future Artists Entertainment, How To Date Billy Walsh will stream exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Teenagers Amelia (Charithra Chandran, Bridgerton) and Archie (Sebastian Croft, Heart stroke) have been best friends since childhood. Archie has always been there to fight Amelia’s battles, laugh at her jokes, while constantly seeking her love and affection. Archie has been in love with his best friend for as long as he can remember. Just when he finds the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls head over heels in love with Billy Walsh (Tanner Buchanan, Cobra Kai), the new American transfer student. Heartbroken Archie goes to great lengths to try to drive Amelia and Billy away from each other, but ends up bringing them closer together and risks losing his best friend along the way.
The film was written by Alexander J. Farrell and Greer Ellison, and is directed by Alex Sanjiv Pillai.
Other cast members include Nick Frost, Lucy Punch, Guz Khan and The Big Bang Theoryis Kunal Nayyar.
Tushar Jindal, Head of Film Acquisitions at Prime Video UK, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Future Artists Entertainment on the third UK film produced by Prime Video. How To Date Billy Walsh presents an incredibly exciting, young and diverse film. The film will join Prime Video’s ever-growing library of British series and films, including what should be a holiday season favourite, Your Christmas Or Mine, and the action thriller set in London. Filled with gasoline. We can’t wait for our Prime Video audience to see these brilliant home-made films.”
Matt Williams, Producer and CEO of Future Artists Entertainment, added, “How To Date Billy Walsh is such an exciting movie to make on Prime Video. It’s an opportunity to create a new installment in the high school rom-com genre, but completely refresh it with a uniquely British sense of humor, and it’s enhanced by the incredible team we’ve managed to assemble in front and behind the camera.