'Red, White & Royal Blue' Movie Adaptation Finds Director in Tony Award Winner Matthew Lopez

Casey McQuiston’s 2019 bestselling romance novel is heading to the big screen.

The Red, White & Royal Blue movie has officially found its director. Matthew López, who became the first Latiné playwright to win a Tony for Best Play this past weekend, will make his feature directorial debut with the big-screen adaptation of the 2019 bestselling LGBT romance novel by Casey McQuiston. The film is a production of Amazon Studios.

López will also write the script for the movie, which revolves around the love story between an unlikely couple. Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of America's first female president, while Prince Henry is the grandson of the Queen of England — and the two of them have absolutely never gotten along. After what could best be described as a minor international incident, Alex and Henry have to pretend to be friends for publicity reasons, but as they spend more time together they realize they might want to be more than friends too. Becoming romantically involved could prove difficult for a lot of reasons, and not just because Alex's mom is preparing to run for re-election — but because it might thrust both men into the spotlight in a way they're not ready for.

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