Everything You Need To Know About The ‘Red, White, & Royal Blue’ Movie Adaptation

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Casey McQuiston’s New York Times and USA Today bestseller Red, White, & Royal Blue took the book community by storm and went on to win the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut and Best Romance of 2019.

With its loyal and dedicated fanbase, the BookTok sensation  is about to reach an entirely new level of notoriety with the release of its upcoming film adaptation. 

What is the premise of Casey McQuiston’s bestseller?

In Red, White, & Royal Blue, the President’s son and the Prince of England’s bitter rivalry blows up and ends with a reluctant PR partnership that slowly morphs into something more. 

Alex Claremont-Diaz, America’s First Son, barely tolerates Henry, the Prince of England, and vice versa. 

In the aftermath of a particularly volatile verbal spar, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse, forcing the pair into an unwanted PR faux friendship. Still, no one ever said it was easy to build a relationship with your arch-nemesis. 

That is until Alex and Henry learn more about one another, and their fake friendship blossoms into something far more than they ever foresaw.

Who is cast in the Red, White, & Royal Blue movie adaptation?

Taking on the roles of the leading men are Taylor Zakhar Perez, known for his role in the popular Netflix series The Kissing Booth, and Nicholas Galitzine, the star of Purple Hearts, Cinderella, and The Craft: Legacy

Taylor will play Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the U.S. President, and Nicholas will take on the role of Henry, the Prince of England. 

Nicholas Galitzine and Taylor Zakhar Perez star as Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz
Source: Instagram / @taylorzakharperez

Starring alongside Galitzine and Perez include Uma Thurman, who is taking on the role of Ellen Claremont, Alex’s mother and the newly elected president, Malcolm Atobrah, Ellie Bamber, Sharon D. Clarke, Clifton Collins Jr., Ahmed Elhaj, Thomas Flynn, Stephen Fry, Rachel Hilson, Akshay Khanna, Donald Sage Mackay, Polo Morin, Sarah Shahi, and Aneesh Sheth. 

Tony-winning playwright Matthew López will make his directorial debut with Red, White, and Royal Blue. The award-winning screenwriter is popularly known for his works, including The Inheritance, The Whipping Man, and The Legend of Georgia McBride.

When is the release date of Red, White, and Royal Blue? 

In June, the cast and crew of Red, White, & Royal Blue traveled to the United Kingdom to begin production. On Twitter, Perez and Galitzine made an official announcement on June 21st.

On August 14th, Perez posted to Instagram, “That’s a picture wrap on Red, White, and Royal Blue! It has been a joyful experience with the best cast and crew any filmmaker could hope to be blessed with. From beginning to end, we laughed together, supported each other, and worked our asses off to bring @casey.mcquiston ’s beautiful story to life. I am particularly grateful to @nicholasgalitzine@taylorzakharperez for their talent, dedication, and tirelessness over these last two months. There’s not a single scene in the movie in which one or both of them are not in. They gave us all a daily master class on what it takes to carry a movie.”

Perez continues and says, “I cannot wait for the world to discover what those of us who worked on the film already know—that they are the perfect two actors too bring Alex and Henry to life. Off to the edit suite! Stay tuned…” 

Amazon has yet to announce the release date of Red, White, & Royal Blue, but with production recently wrapped on August 13th, an 2023 release date seems highly probable.