Netflix have unveiled the first teaser trailer for David Michôd‘s “The King,” starring Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V of England. The period film also stars Robert Pattinson (“High Life”), Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Captain Marvel”), Sean Harris (“Mission: Impossible- Fallout”), Lily-Rose Depp (“Tusk”) and Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (“It Comes At Night”).
Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Edgerton.
“Already I can feel the weight of this crown I wear. I am forced to rely on the council of men whose loyalty I question at every waking moment,” says Hal (Chalamet) to his knighted mentor, John Falstaff (Edgerton). Michôd directs the film from his script with Edgerton, who wrote, directed and starred in last year’s “Boy Erased.” It follows Hal, played by Chalamet, an actor on a continuous rise since starring in Julia Hart’s “Miss Stevens.” Chalamet starred opposite Armie Hammer in Luca Guadagnino’s gazing summer love story “Call Me By Your Name.” The film guided Chalamet to his first Oscar nomination. He now stars as King Henry V, before hitting the holiday circuit in Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women.”
“The King” is produced and distributed by Netflix. Michôd’s film will screen in select theaters October 11 before landing on streaming November 1. “The King” will world premiere at Venice Film Festival September 2.