Prime Video today announced a new British high school romantic comedy movie, How To Date Billy Walsh, starring Sebastian Croft (Heartstopper), Charithra Chandran (Bridgerton), and Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai). Further cast includes Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Nick Frost (Paul), Guz Khan (Army of Thieves), Lucy Punch (Motherland) and newcomer Daisy Jelley (London Kills). Filming on How To Date Billy Walsh has already begun, and the movie will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Teenagers Amelia (Charithra Chandran) and Archie (Sebastian Croft) have been best friends since childhood. Archie has always been there to fight Amelia’s battles and laugh at her jokes whilst constantly striving for her love and affection. Archie has been in love with his best friend for as long as he can remember. Just when he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls head over heels for Billy Walsh (Tanner Buchanan), the new American transfer student. Heartbroken, Archie goes to great lengths to try and keep Amelia and Billy away from each other but ends up pushing them closer together and risks losing his best friend at the same time.
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The movie is directed by Alex Sanjiv Pillai (Bridgerton) from a script by Alexander J. Farrell and Greer Ellison (Making A Killing) and produced by Matt Williams (Save The Cinema) with Co-Producer Neil Jones (The Colour Room), both of Future Artists Entertainment. Executive Producers include Piers Tempest (Military Wives), Merlin Merton and Sebastian Street (Tomorrow). Further creative team include Director of Photography Hamish Doyne-Ditmas (Save The Cinema) and Production Designer Julian Nagel (Been So Long).
“We are thrilled to be working alongside Future Artists Entertainment on the third British film to be produced by Prime Video,” says Tushar Jindal, Head of Film Acquisition, Prime Video UK. “How To Date Billy Walsh features an incredibly exciting, young and diverse cast that have already made a mark Internationally. The film will join Prime Video’s ever-growing library of British series and movies, including what is set to be a firm favourite of the festive season, Your Christmas Or Mine and London-set action thriller Gassed Up. We can’t wait for our Prime Video audience to see these brilliant homemade films.”
Matt Williams, producer and CEO of Future Artists Entertainment, said, “How To Date Billy Walsh is such an exciting film to be making with Prime Video. This is an opportunity to create a new instalment in the High School Rom-Com genre but completely refresh it with a unique British sense of humour, and it’s elevated by the amazing team we’ve managed to gather both in-front and behind the camera.”
How To Date Billy Walsh will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in 2023.