Royal watchers are one step closer to getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the blossoming romance that led to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s impending nuptials – well, the dramatized version, at least. While Lifetime previously announced the small-screen project Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, it has now been decided who will play the soon-to-be husband and wife in the film.
Set to air in the spring, stars Murray Fraser (of The Loch) and Parisa Fitz-Hensley (of the Netflix series Jessica Jones) have been cast to tackle the roles of Harry and Meghan – and the resemblance is quite uncanny. What will unfold on screen is the story of how this unlikely pair found each other, maintained a highly private dating life that included trans-Atlantic meet-ups and, finally, the moment that they announced their partnership to the world. Director Menhaj Huda, who helmed an episode of The Royals, will tackle the project.
It’s exciting news for fans of the British Royal Family and the gorgeous couple, who are eagerly awaiting their televised nuptials on May 19 at Windsor Castle. The former Suits star, 36, and her royal fiancé, 33, have kept their relationship fairly hush-hush, not allowing much private information to spill. Meghan even deleted all of her social media accounts, adding to the air of mystery surrounding their whirlwind romance.<
Fans are hoping that some key details – like who introduced the two and what their first date was like – will be revealed. Production is just beginning this week in both Vancouver and Los Angeles, so it will be a quick turn-around for the spring release date! Parisa must be feeling the pressure, given that she’ll be stepping into the shoes of a well-established actress! Meghan has starred in quite a few romantic films herself, from When Sparks Fly to Dater’s Handbook.