‘The King’ Trailer: Timothée Chalamet Reigns Over Netflix’s Shakespearean Epic
Netflix has debuted the official trailer for “The King,” in which the “Call Me By Your Name” Oscar nominee and indie favorite stars as Henry V. The royal epic is the latest directorial effort from “The Rover” and “War Machine” director David Michôd. The filmmaker co-wrote the script with writer-director-actor Joel Edgerton. “The King” is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1,” “Henry IV, Part 2, and “Henry V.” Chalamet’s Henry V begins the story as a wayward prince but is thrust into political power after his father’s death. The film centers around the newly-crowned Henry as he navigates the tension and political turmoil that comes with inheriting the throne.
The ensemble cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, and Thomasin McKenzie. Edgerton co-wrote the adaptation with Michod, with the pair also serving as producers alongside Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Liz Watts.
Watch the trailer below.