February 23rd, 2011
10:26 AM ET
Kate Middleton isn't even a princess yet but she's already the queen of TV movies: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Hallmark Channel is following Lifetime's lead and turning her romance with Prince William into a small-screen biopic.
Airing August 13 at 9 p.m., "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" is a biographical film that also explores the nuances of the modern monarchy.
"The love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will culminate April 29, 2011, in the biggest royal wedding since Charles and Diana, chronicles the pair as young students at St. Andrews, William's Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy, their break-up, reunification, engagement and planning of royal nuptials, and advice from William's grandmother, the Queen," says Hallmark programming exec Barbara Fisher.
"William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" will be executive produced by Linda Yellen (who wrote the 1982 CBS TV movie "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana") and has not yet been cast.
Meanwhile, Brit newcomer Camilla Luddington and "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Nico Evers-Swindell will play the royal bride and groom in Lifetime's "William & Kate." The movie will air in the weeks surrounding the real-life couple's wedding.
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