The Red White and Royal Blue Adaptation has a lot of excitement around it, and a lot of fans tracking the movie’s every move. The book, written by Casey McQuiston, was inspired by a collection of things around the 2016 presidential election including the show Veep and multiple fiction and non-fiction books.
Red, White, and Royal Blue quickly became an internet favorite–showing up all over BookTok, Bookstagram, and Booktube. Those fans have helped pushed this adaptation along as it’s production has been very quickly for a book that came out just a few years ago.
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This page was updated: 8/23/23
About The Book:
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
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Current Production Status:
Released as of August 2023.
Red White and Royal Blue Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in May 2019. Later that year it was announced that Amazon Studios had won the film rights and would be producing the movie in partnership with Berlanti Productions. In October 2021 Matthew López joined the project to direct.
June 2022 the two male leads were announced, along with Uma Thurman to play the President. Later that month not only was more casting announced but rehearsals and filming began. Author Casey Mcquiston made a visit to the set in the first month of filming. Filming is currently ongoing and expected to last throughout the Summer of 2022.
In August 2022 multiple cast members posted on social media that filming had wrapped.
On social media in April 2023 the official release date of August 11th was announced. The first trailer was released in July, one month before release.
The movie was then released in August.
Where Can I Watch The Movie?
You can currently find the movie available to watching streaming on Prime Video.
The show currently has a 76% tomatometer and 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 7.1/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Amazon Studios. Berlanti Productions.
Who Is Attached:
Nicholas Galitzine and Taylor Zakhar Perez have been cast in the lead roles.
Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, Aneesh Sheth, Polo Morín, Ahmed Elhaj and Akshay Khanna have all been cast in supporting roles.
The project was filmed in London, England.
The movie will be releasing on Prime Video August 11th, 2023.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Casey McQuiston does not currently have any of her other works being adapted.
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Red White and Royal Blue Adaptation (2023): Everything We Know So Far About This Exciting Movie
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