‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ gets live-action film adaptation
Fresh out of his victory at this year’s Tony Awards for Best Play, Playwright and Heritage Writer Matthew Lopez set to make his film debut with upcoming adaptation of popular queer novel YA Red, white and royal blue for Amazon Studios, with Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon) and Sarah Schechter as producers.
The book, by author Casey McQuiston, centers on Alex Claremont-Diaz, the first son of the United States who must limit the damage after a tabloid situation with the Royal Prince Henry of England forces them to put in scene a false friendship. But that friendship quickly grows into something more than what either of them saw coming. Amid a cursed romance and Alex’s mother’s re-election campaign, it begs the question: Can love save the world after all?
Lopez, the first person of Latin descent to win the Tony for Best Game, has a full plate on his schedule as he’s also set to write a remake of the 1992 Whitney Houston star. The bodyguard, which will have a Latina protagonist. He is also writing a film adaptation of the novel. Lead men, which focuses on the relationship between playwright Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo.
Details on the cast and start of production have yet to be revealed, but we can’t wait for this weird on-screen romance to melt us away!
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