Are you ready for another amazing romantic comedy movie? Because I am.
Yes, we live in an age where romantic comedies and just normal romance films continue to be loved. From legendary films such as Crazy Rich Asians to some newer ones that have caused controversy, like Purple Hearts, romance films remain popular among those who just love love. And now, Red, White & Royal Blue is only going to add onto that list – as well as the best LGBTQ+ love stories.
The book – which features an enemies-to-lovers story centered on the first son of the U.S. and the prince of England – has been incredibly popular since its release in 2019, and is finally getting the adaptation that it deserves. Now, we are here to let you know what we know so far about the upcoming film adaptation, including the release date, the cast and more.
What Is The Red, White And Royal Blue Release Date?
Get ready, romantic-comedy fans, because Red, White and Royal Blue releasing on August 11, 2023 as part of the 2023 movie release schedule. The film is set to drop on Amazon Prime that day, so thankfully, we won’t need to wait much longer. This just makes me even more excited for the summer to come. Bring on the love story.
Watch The Trailer For Red, White And Royal Blue
After a long wait, we have finally received a trailer for Red, White and Royal Blue, showing our two main stars in several scenarios and starting off on this wacky adventure filled with comedy and romance. Check it out below:
Taylor Zakhar Perez And Nicholas Galitzine Will Play Alex And Henry
With a story like Red, White & Royal Blue, there is going to be a big cast featuring several stars, but we can’t have a film without the two romantic leads, and thankfully, we know who those are. According to Deadline, both Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine are going to be taking on the lead roles in the romance adaptation, playing Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry respectively.
These two actors have done plenty in Hollywood prior to their roles in this film. With Perez, you might recognize him from his role in both The Kissing Booth 2 and The Kissing Booth 3 cast, where he was a keen source of drama for those two undeniably popular Netflix films. For Galitzine, this isn’t the first time he’s been in a prince outfit – he actually portrayed the prince in the 2021 Amazon adaptation of Cinderella, one of the many adaptations of the classic fairytale. Galitzine also appeared in the 2022 film Purple Hearts, a romance film on Netflix, but now, he’s heading to rom-com territory. And I can’t wait to see what else these two bring to the roles.
In Deadline's article, the author of the novel, Casey McQuiston, spoke about their excitement for the upcoming film and the casting. To be honest, I am also here for this because I simply can’t wait until I get to see Alex and Henry on screen.
Uma Thurman, Sharon D. Clarke, Thomas Flynn, And More Will Also Star
While we do have the two actors that are set to lead Red, White & Royal Blue, we also have several other stars that are set to appear in the adaptation, and boy, is it a cast list. According to Variety, Uma Thurman, Sharon D. Clarke, Thomas Flynn and more are among the cast of Red, White & Royal Blue.
Several other cast members have been confirmed to join the movie, including Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, Aneesh Sheth, Polo Morin, Ahmed Elhaj, and Akshay Khanna.
Not much is known about many of their roles in the film, however, we do know Thurman’s role, as she is set to play the U.S. President (and the mother of Alex). Mark me down as excited to see Thurman and Perez act together.
The Movie Is Based On A Book By Casey McQuiston
For those who don’t know about Red, White & Royal Blue, the book was written by Casey McQuiston, and is a rom-com about two opposing political forces that end up falling for each other.
The story follows Alex, the first son of the United States, and Henry, a prince within the U.K. royal family. When the two spark controversy over an altercation that finds its way into the tabloids, relations between America and the United Kingdom take a turn for the worse. In order to solve it, Henry and Alex form a fake friendship that slowly starts to turn into something deeper – and gets even more complicated when politics get involved and could potentially ruin Alex's mother’s re-election campaign.
The Film Will Be Like A “30s Or 40s Screwball Comedy”
If you’re as excited for this film as I am and can’t wait to laugh, you’re going to love what was said about it. Sarah Shahi, one of the stars of the film, talked to SlashFilm ahead of her role in Black Adam, and said that the upcoming adaptation of Red, White and Royal Blue feels like movies from the ‘30s and ‘40s, almost like a screwball comedy.
That makes me even more excited considering we haven’t had a good comedy, screwball film like that in a while – and considering the book is sweet and funny, I can’t wait to see how that translates to the big screen – or, rather, small TV screen for streaming.
Matthew Lopez Directed And Wrote The Adaptation
If you were wondering who was taking on the directing and writing role for Red, White & Royal Blue, that would be Matthew Lopez. If you’re not too familiar with his work in terms of movies and television, that’s not surprising, as Lopez has spent a good amount of his career writing plays. He wrote the film alongside Ted Malawer.
His most notable work has been writing The Inheritance, a play that has won several awards, but he’s also worked on The Whipping Man, Somewhere, The Legend of Georgina McBride and more.
Lopez has also had some experience in the world of television, where he wrote for several episodes of the HBO original series, The Newsroom. Red, White & Royal Blue is going to be his feature directorial debut, as well as his feature film writing debut.
Filming Has Wrapped
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According to a TikTok post from Galitzine and Perez, the film wrapped in August of 2022, proudly saying “that’s a wrap!” And you can see Nicholas Galitzine's Instagram post celebrating the end of production above. With an August 2023 release date for the film, we hopefully won’t have to wait much longer to see a trailer.
Red, White & Royal Blue is coming and I don’t think any of us are prepared for what we are about to receive. There have been plenty of queer romances that we have come to love, such as Heartstopper on Netflix, but move over – we have a new LGBTQ romance that we are obsessing over and I am counting down the days until we get to watch this adaptation.
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