While the world anxiously awaits solutions to life’s most pressing problems, you can rest a little bit easier tonight knowing the great powers that be have answered one prayer: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci will play a loving gay couple in an upcoming film called Supernova. No, it’s not a space movie.
And if you’re thinking, “But wait. Nobody was praying for that. Like… nobody,” well, you’re having the same reaction we did. But apparently this coupling has people very, very excited.
Don’t get us wrong — we love us some Firth and Tucci and the film sounds promising, although very sad.
Variety writes: “Supernova centers on Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci), partners of 20 years, who are traveling across England in their old RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.”
But the level of glee for these two straight actors (surprise, surprise) playing out a heartbreaking gay love story is quite high, with Twitter writing “The excitement is very real for Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci’s upcoming romantic drama” on a roundup of comments that include:
ALL MY PRAYERS TO THE ZADDY GOD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. https://t.co/WGXxVppgpF
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) October 24, 2019
Is it normal that I teared up reading the words “a romance starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a longtime couple on a road trip” https://t.co/V2URoEWpia
— Alanna Boo-nett (@AlannaBennett) October 24, 2019
OH GOOD! HOLLYWOOD READ MY FANFIC!https://t.co/3ONg93gc2P
— sarah decorative gourdman (@thesarahgorman) October 24, 2019
It has taken me until this very moment to realise that I’ve wanted a Stanley Tucci x Colin Firth road trip romance my whole life. https://t.co/MVNOpJxCEC
— Kate Leaver (@kateileaver) October 24, 2019
I feel like I have been preparing my whole life for this moment. Wow. Tucci, Firth, romance, AND sweaters?! THIS! WAS! MADE! FOR! ME!
— Emmy ?? Yer a Wizard Harry ?? Potter (@emmylanepotter) October 24, 2019
Wait, you guys did read the part about dementia, right? If so, that’s some very odd fanfic someone’s been writing.
Other comments shared in the excitement while keeping that part in mind:
Variety: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play lovers on a road trip!
Variety: One of them has early-onset dementia!
Me: ? https://t.co/JCH0SthEXI
— Jenya Keefe (@JenyaKeefe) October 24, 2019
— jenna (@jennaadel1) October 24, 2019
— Hattie Crisell (@hattiehattie) October 24, 2019
No word yet on a release date.