Parenthood mother-daughter duo Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman are teaming up to adapt the novel The Royal We for the big screen, EW has confirmed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to report the news, Graham will write the script for CBS Films, while Whitman is being eyed to star. The pair will also produce the film.
The Royal We, by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (a.k.a. “The Fug Girls” of the fashion blog Go Fug Yourself), takes inspiration from the real-life romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The novel follows Rebecca “Bex” Porter, an American student who studies abroad at Oxford and strikes up a friendship — and then a romance — with Nicholas, a fellow student who happens to be heir to the British throne. Naturally, her royal beau has a troublemaking younger brother and she has a sister, and the pair must navigate the protocols and tabloid scrutiny that come with being (or dating) a royal.
Whitman starred in CBS Films’ The Duff earlier this year. And Graham, who recently reminisced with EW about the 15th anniversary of the Gilmore Girls pilot, is no stranger to writing — she published a novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, in 2013, which she later adapted into a TV pilot for the CW.