Matt Donnelly Senior Film WriterThe anticipated film adaptation of bestselling novel “Red, White & Royal Blue” has found its leading heartthrobs — Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine.The same-sex romantic comedy follows the shining heir to an American presidency and his whirlwind romance with a second-in-line British royal, as told in Casey McQuiston’s groundbreaking book.Set up at Amazon Studios, additional cast announced Wednesday includes Emmy nominee Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry (“The Dropout”) and Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life”).

Tony Award winner Matthew López (“The Inheritance”) is directing and writing the script. Berlanti/Schechter Films is producing, and cameras will roll this month in the U.K. “It has been a thrill to hand this story over to Berlanti/Schechter, Amazon and our fearless leader Matthew López and watch them make so many smart, bold, thoughtful choices to bring it to life,”  McQuiston said. “This casting is no exception.

I absolutely can’t wait to see Taylor and Nicholas on screen as Alex and Henry.”Zakhar Perez broke out in the sequels to the YA juggernaut “The Kissing Booth” at Netflix.