Move over, 'King's Speech,' there's another royal movie on its way.
Lifetime has announced that it will quickly cast, produce and air a movie based on the long royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will air around the time the pair ties the knot on April 29th. The film will follow the pair from the beginnings of their relationship at University of St. Andrews through the nine years that delivered them to this moment.
Nico Evers Swindell will play William, while Ben Cross, best known for his role in 'Star Trek,' will take on Prince Charles. They have yet to cast Middleton.
It's not the only creative decision regarding the wedding -- Rupert Murdoch may broadcast the nuptials in 3D on one of his Sky Broadcasting networks.
The press release follows (via E! Online):
William & Kate tells the story of how the friendship between Prince William, second in line to the throne of the British monarchy, and future princess Kate Middleton, the stunning daughter of upper middle-class commoners, blossomed into a romantic love affair, charming the world with their recent engagement and eagerly awaited Royal Wedding. The film chronicles the history of William and Kate--from the moment the two students met at Scotland's prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and royal family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials. William & Kate also stars Ben Cross as Prince Charles.
William & Kate will be produced by the Konigsberg Company, with Frank Konigsberg (Lifetime's Sex & Lies in Sin City, Lifetime Movie Network's Lies in Plain Sight) serving as executive producer. Mark Rosman (Greek, Ghost Whisperer) will direct the screenplay by Nancey Silvers (Lifetime's Sundays at Tiffany's and Girl, Positive).