The King Poster: All Hail Timothée Chalamet As King Henry V
Actor Timothée Chalamet has shared the official The King poster for the upcoming film adaptation featuring Chalamet as King Henry V. You can check out the full poster now in the gallery 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.”
The movie will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix this fall.
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