The cast of the upcoming LGBTQ+ movie Red, White & Royal Blue has finally been revealed.
If you’re a fan of queer literature, chances are you’ve heard of author Casey McQuiston’s popular novel.
The story follows the complicated relationship between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the bisexual son of the President of the United States, and gay British monarch Prince Henry.
In 2019, Deadline reported that Amazon Studios acquired the film adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue, with Berlanti Productions as producers.
After two years, fans of the beloved book can finally see who will play their favorite characters from the New York Times bestseller.
The highly anticipated project is helmed by The Kissing Booth star Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex Claremont-Diaz and Cinderella actor Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Henry.
Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman is set to join the project as the mother of Alex, President of the United States.
The film will also star Clifton Collins Jr (Painted Beauty), Stephen Fry (The Sandman), Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life), Rachel Hilson (Love, Victor), Ellie Bamber (Willow), Aneesh Sheth (Jessica Jones), Polo Morin (Who Killed Sara?), Ahmed Elhaj (Half Bad) and Akshay Khanna (Chloe).
The film is set to be the directorial debut of Tony winner Matthew López – who also wrote the screenplay for the film.
Shortly after the news made headlines, McQuiston expressed his excitement for the film and its casting in a statement on the deadline.
“It was a pleasure to entrust this story to Berlanti/Schechter, Amazon and our fearless leader Matthew López and to watch them make so many smart, bold and thoughtful choices to bring it to life,” they said.
“This cast is no exception. I can’t wait to see Taylor and Nicholas on screen as Alex and Henry.
Perez and Galitzine echoed similar sentiments in individual Instagram posts.
“What an incredible honor to bring Alex Claremont-Diaz to the big screen. We won’t let you down,” Perez said.
Galitzine added: “So happy to be able to bring Henry to life in Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue, directed by the wonderful Matthew López.”
An official synopsis for Red, White & Royal Blue reads: “Handsome, charismatic, brilliant – her image is pure millennial marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex (Perez) has a long-running feud with his royal counterpart across the pond, Prince Henry (Galitzine) And when the tabloids get their hands on a photo implicating an altercation between the two, American relations The heads of families, states and other managers hatch a plan to limit the damage: arrange a truce between the two rivals. What starts out as a fake Instagrammable friendship turns into something more significant than Alex or Henry could have imagined.
Production on Red, White & Royal Blue is expected to begin production in the UK this month.