What happens when the First Son of the United States and the Prince of England fall in love? We’re about to find out. The Red, White & Royal Blue movie is officially on the way!
The film adaptation of the beloved gay rom-com book has landed its two leads and started production across the pond, which means we’re a few steps closer to seeing the love story between Alex and Henry play out on-screen. To say the anticipation for the Red, White & Royal Blue movie is high would be an understatement. The 2019 novel, written by author Casey McQuiston, hit the New York Times bestseller list shortly after it was published, and Amazon Studios snapped up the film rights thereafter.
With the announcements of more stars joining the project to round out the cast and news coming straight from the movie’s set, we want to make sure you have everything you need to know about the Red, White & Royal Blue movie in one place. Below, we’ve gathered everything we know so far about the film, including cast info, plot details, release date, and more.
What Is Red, White & Royal Blue About?
Red, White & Royal Blue follows the star-crossed, secret romance between the son of the President of the United States and the Prince of England. The two high-profile young men have been engulfed in a long-running feud since they were kids — but after a silly brawl turns into an international scandal, the two must work together to do some serious damage control. What was first a “friendship”-slash-publicity-stunt eventually turns into one of the grandest love stories the world has ever known. However, if come to light, their secret romance could have irreversible political consequences — can love save the world after all?
Who Is in the Cast of Red, White & Royal Blue?
As reported by Variety, actors Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine have been cast as the leading men in the Amazon Studios film adaptation. Taylor will play Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the President of the United States while Nicholas steps into the royal shoes of Prince Henry of England.
Nicholas already has a bit of royal experience, having played the Prince Robert to Camila Cabello’s Cinderella in the 2021 live-action film. And you might recognize Taylor from The Kissing Booth 2 & 3 — he played Elle’s love interest Marco Valentin Peña.
Uma Thurman has been cast as Alex’s mother, newly elected United States President Ellen Claremont. Also joining the cast in undisclosed roles are Rachel Hilson, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Ellie Bamber, Aneesh Sheth, Polo Morin, Ahmed Elhaj, and Akshay Khanna.
RWRB author Casey McQuiston praised the “smart, bold, [and] thoughtful choices” of the adaptation’s creative team, including the casting. “I absolutely can’t wait to see Taylor and Nicholas on screen as Alex and Henry,” said Casey.