The Prime Video adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s bestselling novel Red, White & Royal Blue is one step closer to a reality now that handsome heartthrobs Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine have been cast as the story’s two leads.
Perez stars as Alex Claremont-Diaz, whose mother is the first female President of the United States. Handsome and smart, Alex is quickly propelled into the spotlight as American "royalty" and he doesn’t mind one bit. However, Alex and Britain’s Prince Henry (Galitzine) don’t get along. At all. They’ve never gotten along and one poorly timed tabloid photo puts them both in hot water.
This charming enemies to lovers romantic comedy is sure to be a big hit. The book was hailed as Vogue’s "Best Book of the Year" in 2019 and it received the Goodreads Choice Award for "Best Debut" and "Best Romance of 2019."
Matthew López makes his feature film directorial debut with Red, White & Royal Blue. The Tony Award-winning playwright behind The Inheritance is also adapting Eric Cervini’s New York Times bestseller The Deviant’s War into a limited series at Amazon Studios. López also adapted the story based on an early script by Ted Malawer.
Here’s everything we know about Red, White & Royal Blue.
When is the Red, White & Royal Blue release date?
Red, White & Royal Blue premieres globally on August 11, exclusively on Prime Video.
What is the Red, White & Royal Blue plot?
Here's the official plot from Prime Video:
"Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) have a lot in common: Stunning good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity … and a total disdain for each other. Separated by an ocean, their long-running feud hasn’t really been an issue, until a disastrous—and very public—altercation at a royal event becomes tabloid fodder, driving a potential wedge in U.S./British relations at the worst possible time. Going into damage-control mode, their families and handlers force the two rivals into a staged 'truce.' But as Alex and Henry’s icy relationship unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship, the friction that existed between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected. Based on Casey McQuiston’s critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, Red, White & Royal Blue marks the feature film writing and directing debut of Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance)."
Alex Claremont-Diaz (Perez) and Prince Henry (Galitzine) have always been rivals. Their rivalry has only gotten worse over the years. As the First Son of the United States, Alex knows he’s in the spotlight and he’s thinking about his budding political career, but he can’t help how angry he gets in the presence of the prince.
When chaos ensues at a royal wedding, Alex and Henry are forced to patch things up for the sake of their respective families. A truce is called to keep peace between the two young men, but soon their fake friendship starts developing into something else.
As they learn more about each other away from the cameras and the pressure of their families, Alex and Henry discover that they have more in common than they ever realized and the nature of their friendship shifts into a relationship neither one expected and neither can walk away from.
What a royally excellent cast. We’re so excited to see #RWRBMovie, based on @casey_mcquiston's New York Times best-selling novel 'Red, White & Royal Blue', come to life on @PrimeVideo. 👑 pic.twitter.com/Dlxqe8ia68June 1, 2022
Who is in the Red, White & Royal Blue cast?
Taylor Zakhar Perez started out in musical theater before moving into television. He’s widely known for his role as Marco Valentin Peña in The Kissing Booth 2 and 3.
Nicholas Galitzine is perhaps best known for his role as Prince Robert in Cinderella. He also starred in the Netflix thriller Chambers.
Uma Thurman has been cast in the role of Ellen Claremont, Alex’s mother and the President of the United States.
- Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld) as Oscar Diaz
- Thomas Flynn as Prince Phillip
- Bridget Benstead as Princess Martha
- Stephen Fry (The Sandman, Gosford Park) as King James III
- Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life) as Zahra Bankston
- Rachel Hilson as Nora Holleran
- Ellie Bamber as Princess Beatrice
- Aneesh Sheth as Amy Gupta
- Akshay Khanna as Shaan Shrivistava
It's an Executive Order! The incredible Uma Thurman joins the cast of @PrimeVideo’s newest rom-com, ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ as President Ellen Claremont. #RWRBMovie pic.twitter.com/qb4iqKG2nWJune 2, 2022
Is there a trailer for Red, White & Royal Blue?
Hot off the press, here's the trailer for Red, White & Royal Blue. Take a look below:
How can I watch Red, White & Royal Blue?
Red, White & Royal Blue is being produced by Amazon Studios in partnership with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s Berlanti/Schechter Films production company. The feature film will debut on Prime Video in more than 240 countries globally.
You will need a Prime Video streaming account in order to watch Red, White & Royal Blue when it debuts.
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