After the success of Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper’, fans won’t have to wait long for another beloved queer romance book to come to life. Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue will be adapated in an upcoming Amazon Prime Video's film.
The novel was released in 2019, and it quickly entered the New York Times bestseller list. The story follows the romance between the son of the President of the United States and Prince Henry of the UK, in a classic but beloved enemies-to-lovers trope.
The movie will be directed by Matthew López, an acclaimed playwright and writer, who will be making his debut feature. If you can’t wait to watch this adaptation, check out what you need to know: cast, plot and release date.
Red, White & Royal Blue: Cast
Deadline reported in June that The Kissing Booth 2 actor Taylor Zakhar Perez will play Alex Claremont-Diaz, while Nicholas Galitzine, who starred in Cinderella alongside Camilla Cabello, will portray Prince Henry. Alongside them, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, and Sarah Shahi have also been cast in unknown roles.
Red, White & Royal Blue: What is the plot?
If you haven’t read the book, here’s the summary: Alex Claremont-Diaz, the charming Mexican-American son of the President of the United States, has a long-standing feud with Prince Henry of England. When the tabloids start talking about it, they are forced to fake a friendship for amicable U.S.-British relations. However, unexpectedly for them, they fall in love and they'll have to decide if they keep their relationship a secret or tell the world.
When will Red, White & Royal Blue be released?
Prime Video has finally shared the first poster of the movie, as well as the release date: August 11, 2023. It will stream exclusively on Prime Video, for which subscriptions start at $14.99 a month.