Raising the Crown
With a few twists to the classic Romeo & Juliet story, Luca Palladino is a young, intelligent Xudian prince who represents the forbidden love between the famous Italian musician and actor Vince Palladino and Princess Camila Juric, both of whom are from two different cultures that have been at war over land for many a century. In the wake of Camila’s death, only ten years after their split, Vince learns not only how vital she was in her culture, but he also learns of the ten-year-old son he never knew he had with her. Vince struggles with his Hollywood fame and already being a father of two younger boys while another child is on the way with his wife. While dealing with the loss of his first true love all over again, he also learns Prince Luca’s stepfather abused him. Vince eventually decides to gives up his fame to raise Luca into a kind, respectful young king that will break down the barriers of racism and hatred of two nations while bringing two beautiful cultures together in peace.