English actor Gregg Sulkin will play a high school quarterback who fakes being gay in the upcoming film Status Update.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Sulkin, 23, will play Josh in the indie comedy from director Gabe Torres (Brake).

Josh, who wants to be a journalist, changes his Facebook status from “single” to “interested in men” for an article. Josh becomes a hero to LGBT teens after a fellow male student who has a crush on him creates a tribute video that goes viral and the story is picked up by the media.

Sulkin made his film debut at the age of ten in the 2002 mini-series Doctor Zhivago.

Ironically, Sulkin currently stars on MTV's Faking It, which revolves around two best friends who fake being a lesbian couple to be popular. Faking It returned for a third season this week.