Netflix’s The King Photo Featuring Timothée Chalamet Debuts
Netflix has released the first official image still from their upcoming film adaptation The King, featuring our first look at Academy Award-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as King Henry V. Directed and co-written by David Michod (Animal Kingdom), the film will have its world premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival on August. Check out the full photo below!
Based on literary icon William Shakespeare’s plays Henry IV Part 1, Henry Part 2, and Henry V, The King is a modern-day Shakespearean adaptation from the screenwriting duo Michod and Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton, who’ve worked together on Animal Kingdom. It will follow the story of Hal, a wayward prince, who ascends to the English throne upon his father’s death, and must navigate the palace snake pit, and inherited war and chaos.
The film will feature an ensemble cast led by Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Dune) as King Henry V, Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) as Falstaff, Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Batman) as The Dauphin, Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel) as King Henry IV, Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) as Michael Williams, Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers) as Catherine, Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) as Henry Percy, Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace) as Phillippa, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) as Thomas.
The King is being produced by Michod, Edgerton, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, and Liz Watts. It is a production between Netflix and Plan B Entertainment along with Blue-Tongue Films and Porchlight Films.
Henry V was one of the most renowned kings in English history (1387-1422) and led two successful invasions of France, including his victory at the 1415 Battle of Agincourt and eventually “securing full control of the French throne.”