- Film & TV
- 28 Aug 19
Timothée Chalamet is The King of Netflix's new Shakespearean period drama.
The first trailer for Netflix's retelling of the Shakespearean plays about King Henry V is here! Oscar nominée Timothée Chalamet plays Hal, also known as the titular King Henry V, who, at first, rejects royalty and lives among everyday people.
The King sees Hal being crowned king after his tyrannical ruling father died. Now he has to deal with the war and chaos his father left behind.
"A new chapter of my life has begun. Already I can feel the weight of this crown I wear," Chalamet says in an old English accent. He is not the only one who adapts a new language in this movie as his co-star Lily-Rose Depp, who plays princess Catherine of Valois, sports a French accent.
Besides Chalamet and Depp, The King stars a whole bunch of familiar faces, including Robert Pattinson as The Dauphin, Ben Mendelsohn as King Henry IV and Joel Edgerton as Hal's confidant (the alcoholic knight) John Falstaff. Edgerton also co-wrote the script in collaboration with director David Michôd.
After premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September, The King will be shown in selected cinemas in the UK and North America. This way, it's up for consideration at the Academy Awards and other film festivals, which require a completed theatrical run.
Timothée Chalamet stars in another upcoming movie that already generates serious Oscar buzz: Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women reunites the young actor with his Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan. The star-studded cast also includes Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and Laura Dern.
The King doesn't have a release date yet, but it will launch on Netflix this autumn.