“Coming fresh off of his win at this year’s Tony Awards for Best Play, out playwright and The Inheritance writer Matthew López is set to make his directorial film debut with an upcoming adaption of the popular queer YA novel Red, White & Royal Blue for Amazon Studios, with Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon) and Sarah Schechter set as producers.

The book, by author Casey McQuiston, centers on Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the U.S. who needs to do damage control after a tabloid situation with the Royal Prince Henry of England forces them to stage a fake friendship. But this friendship quickly develops into something more than either of them saw coming. In the midst of a star-crossed romance and Alex’s mother’s re-election campaign, it begs the question: can love save the world after all?…”

[Read the full article at Out.com]