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The long-awaited “Red, White & Royal Blue” movie from Amazon Prime Video is officially coming this summer. On April 26, the streamer announced that the movie will be released in August. And on May 24, Prime Video released the second poster for the film, which shows the two main characters together for the very first time.
The rom-com, based on the novel of the same name by Casey McQuiston, was filmed in London last summer. In the film, Nicholas Galitzine plays Prince Henry, a gay British prince who’s often looked over by his family. Prince Henry meets his match in Alex, played by Taylor Zakhar Perez. Alex is the First Son of the United States, and when he causes an incident at Henry’s brother’s wedding, the two have to fake an international friendship, but things go awry when they start falling for each other.
Perez previously appeared as Marco in the Kissing Booth trilogy and in HBO Max’s “Minx.” Meanwhile, Galitzine starred as Prince Robert in 2021’s “Cinderella” and played Luke Morrow in 2022’s “Purple Hearts.” “Red, White & Royal Blue” is written and directed by playwright Matthew López, making his feature directing debut. The film is produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
McQuiston told Deadline in June 2022 when casting was announced, “It has been a thrill to hand this story over to Berlanti/Schechter, Amazon, and our fearless leader Matthew López and watch them make so many smart, bold, thoughtful choices to bring it to life. This casting is no exception. I absolutely can’t wait to see Taylor and Nicholas on screen as Alex and Henry.”
The novel “Red, White & Royal Blue” was released in 2019 and became a runaway bestseller. It’s also a perennial favorite on BookTok. McQuiston followed up “Red, White & Royal Blue” with two more queer novels: 2021’s “One Last Stop” and 2022’s “I Kissed Shara Wheeler,” their first young adult novel. Both books have also been New York Times bestsellers.
Ahead, read everything we know about “Red, White & Royal Blue” so far, including the movie’s full cast and release date.