Lifetime's 'William & Kate' Biopic Casts Kate
Production will begin this month, and it will air around the time of the actual wedding, set for Apr. 29 at Westminster Abbey in London.
She will star opposite relatively unknown New Zealand-born actor Nico Evers-Swindell (NCIS: Los Angeles), who has been cast as Prince William. British actor Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) will play Prince Charles.
Luddington - who can next be seen in the Hallmark movie Accidentally In Love - has previously had minor roles on daytime soap Days Of Our Lives and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Lifetime's describes William & Kate as "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 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).