Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman Are Working on an Adaptation of The Royal We

The Royal We—a playful, fictionalized riff on the real-life romance of Will and Kate, written by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks of GoFugYourself—is currently in the works to become a movie.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman of Parenthood plan to produce, with Graham writing the script and Whitman potentially starring. CBS Films has snapped up the project. People spoke to Cocks and Morgan about the news; they explained that while Will and Kate were the inspiration, their American heroine and her British prince don’t map one-to-one (redheaded younger brother notwithstanding):

“It truly isn’t Wills and Kate,” Cocks told PEOPLE. “Yes, it was an idea borne of watching their seemingly courtship in the media, but through Bex’s eyes we had the freedom we needed to imagine all the potential behind-the-scenes emotions and conflicts of that love story.”


Not to mention an opportunity for an entire generation of American women to relive their youthful fascination with a real, live, reasonably attractive crown prince.

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