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‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ sequel in the works with original stars




'Red, White & Royal Blue' sequel in the works with original stars

History? They just made some.

A highly anticipated sequel to the hit 2023 romantic comedy “Red, White & Royal Blue” is officially in development at Amazon MGM Studios, with stars Nicholas Galitzine and Taylor Zakhar Perez returning. Matthew López, who co-wrote and directed the first film, returns to write the screenplay alongside Casey McQuiston, who wrote the best-selling novel of the same name. The cast and filmmakers made the announcement Thursday after a special screening of the film in Culver City, California.

The original film chronicles how the first son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz (Perez) and Prince Henry (Galitzine), third in line to the British throne, follow the classic trajectory of transforming from bitter enemies into passionate lovers. while they must prevent their relationship from becoming public and international media sensations. (Spoiler alert: it is.)

Similar to McQuiston’s novel, which became a New York Times bestseller upon its debut in 2019, “Red, White & Royal Blue” shot to the top of Amazon Prime Video’s Top 10 Movies list and immediately went viral on social media when it premiered on Amazon Prime Video’s movie list. streamer in August 2023, leading to inevitable speculation about a sequel. In November 2023, McQuiston hinted at that possibility to Out magazine.

“Of course I would like that,” they said about working on a sequelbefore adding with a wink: “I don’t think I’m allowed to say more than that – right now.”

No plot details have been announced, so it’s unclear who else is in the original cast – including Uma Thurman as Alex’s mother, President Ellen Claremont; Clifton Collins Jr. as Senator Oscar Diaz, Alex’s father; Sarah Shahi as Zahra, Deputy Chief of Staff to President Claremont; Rachel Hilson as Nora, Alex’s best friend; and Stephen Fry as King James III, Henry’s grandfather – will also reprise their roles. Amazon MGM has also not yet announced whether the sequel will premiere on streaming or be released in theaters.

Since the film’s premiere, Galitzine and Perez have been mainstays on the FYC circuit, and Galitzine has also been busy promoting his starring roles in the Starz limited series “Mary & George” (as the consort of King James I ) and the Prime Video romance “The Idea of ​​You” (as a boy band member who romances Anne Hathaway).

Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are producing the sequel “Red, White & Royal Blue” under the Berlanti Schechter Films banner, along with Michael McGrath and López. McQuiston will executive produce.

Along with the announcement, Amazon released a teaser poster for the sequel.

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