'Prom' thesp will topline Lionsgate laffer

Lionsgate has locked in Nicholas Braun to be friends with a “Gay Dude.”

“Prom” thesp will topline Lions-gate’s laffer as a high schooler who makes a pact with his friend to lose their virginity before graduation — until the friend comes out of the closet.

Jai Stefan and Laurence Mark are producing under banner Laurence Mark Prods. “Gay Dude” was penned by “Parks and Recreation” scribe Alan Yang.

Braun was most recently cast in Kevin Smith’s hockey comedy “Hit Somebody.” He worked with Smith on “Red State,” which is skedded to open wide in October.

Thesp just wrapped work on Summit’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” in which he plays the boyfriend of Nina Dobrev’s character.

Levine Okwu Erickson and WME rep Braun.

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