We’ve been pretty vocal about the fact that we’re equal parts excited and equal parts scared for Red, White, & Royal Blue. The book is so good that if this adaptation gets messed up, we will revolt.
We’re choosing to believe that it’s going to be great, because that’s the way we want it. We refuse to accept anything less. It doesn’t seem like we’re going to be upset, based on the first look pics that were released today.
We’re crying, we’re so happy.
“I never imagined I’d read a book with a queer Latine character at the center—a character who is smart and passionate and flawed and hopeful,” Tony award-winning playwright Matthew López, who co-wrote the script and directed the movie told Glamour. “I think having this book in my life when I was younger might have made it a little easier. I knew immediately that I wanted to bring it to the screen.”
The Prime Video movie will star Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine starring as Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry. Galitzine also added when speaking to Glamour, “We were all aware that we wanted to make one a classic rom-com but with a sort of new spin. Matthew’s a very sensitive, very feeling person, and we obviously wanted to inject our movie with that kind of emotionality. He had a great balance in being able to facilitate both lightness and emotion within his work.”
See the first look pics below –
In addition to Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine, the movie also stars. Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, Stephen Fry, Ellie Bamber, Thomas Flynn, Malcolm Atobrah, Akshay Khanna, Sharon D. Clarke, Aneesh Sheth, and Juan Castano.
Red, White & Royal Blue will be available on Prime Video, August 11th, 2023.