For those who love to watch pretty boys fall in love, Prime has released a whole bunch of new promo shots for their upcoming adaptation of the New York Times best-seller Red, White & Royal Blue.
This looks like a very sweet adaptation of a story we never really had much interest in, to be honest. For one, we’re not huge fans of romance stories and for another, the queerness of this tale felt more to us like it was pitched to a straight readership than a gay one. Having said that, we’re going to watch it, partly for the cute boys and partly to see if our assumptions about who this story is for are correct or not.
Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) have a lot in common: Stunning good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity … and a total disdain for each other. Separated by an ocean, their long-running feud hasn’t really been an issue, until a disastrous—and very public—altercation at a royal event becomes tabloid fodder, driving a potential wedge in U.S./British relations at the worst possible time. Going into damage-control mode, their families and handlers force the two rivals into a staged “truce.” But as Alex and Henry’s icy relationship unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship, the friction that existed between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected. Based on Casey McQuiston’s critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, Red, White & Royal Blue marks the feature film co-writing and directing debut of Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance).
Directed by Matthew López
Screenplay by Matthew López and Ted Malawer
Based on the novel by Casey McQuiston
Produced by Greg Berlanti, p.g.a., Sarah Schechter, p.g.a.
Executive produced by Casey McQuiston, Michael Riley McGrath, Matthew López, Michael S. Constable
Starring Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine, Clifton Collins Jr., Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, with Stephen Fry and Uma Thurman, Ellie Bamber, Thomas Flynn, Malcolm Atobrah, Akshay Khanna, Sharon D Clarke, Aneesh Sheth, and Juan Castano
On Prime Video this Friday, August 11.
[Photo Credit: Jonathan Prime/Amazon Studios – Video Credit: Prime Video/YouTube]
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