It has been over two years since Amazon announced that they would be adapting the novel Red, White & Royal Blue into a film. The book, an LGBTQ+ enemies-to-lovers romance, was the debut novel for author Casey McQuiston.
Red, White, and Royal Blue follows a romance between the Prince of Wales and the First Son of The United States, who just so happen to be childhood enemies. The novel is set around 2019, in a universe in which a woman, from the Democratic party, won the 2016 election. The book was published in May of 2019 and has quickly become a hit within (and outside of) the LGBTQ+ community.
Taylor Zakhar Perez will play Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the president of the United States. You may recognize Perez from his role as Marco in The Kissing Booth franchise or Shane in HBO’s Minx.
Nicholas Galitzine will be playing Prince Henry Fox-Mountchristen-Windsor, the Prince of Wales. He is most well-known for playing Prince Robert in Amazon’s Cinderella alongside singer Camila Cabello.
Other cast members include Clifton Collins Jr, Stephen Fry. and Sarah Shahi.
Tony-Award-Winner Matthew López will be directing the film and writing the script.
López told Variety: “Meeting with and auditioning literally hundreds of actors over these past several months has been a painstaking labor of love that has brought us this diverse and extraordinary cast, led so fantastically by Nick and Taylor…I cannot wait for the fans of the book (and indeed for the world) to find out how remarkably gifted and perfect these two actors are for bringing Henry and Alex to life.”
The movie is scheduled to begin filming in the U.K later this month!
To read about the significance of Casey McQuiston’s other novel, One Last Stop, click here!