This summer will finally see the release of the eagerly anticipated “Red, White & Royal Blue” movie on Amazon Prime Video. The movie will be released this August, according to a statement made by the streamer on April 26. Additionally, a poster with the tagline “Love gets royally complicated” was made public.
The romantic comedy, which was based on Casey McQuiston’s book of the same name, was filmed in London last summer. Nicholas Galitzine plays royal Henry, a gay British royal who is frequently overlooked by his family in the movie. Taylor Zakhar Perez’s Alex, who plays Alex, is a match for Prince Henry. When Henry’s brother’s wedding is interrupted by Alex, the First Son of the United States, the two must pretend to be friends from abroad, but things go wrong when they do so.
Perez previously appeared as Marco in the Kissing Booth trilogy and in “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 favourite 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.