Netflix has released the trailer for The King, an upcoming period epic starring Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V of England.
Directed by Aussie filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover, War Machine), who has also co-written the screenplay with actor Joel Edgerton, The King tell of what unfolds after wayward prince Hal is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. As a young king, Hal must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.
It looks grand, with a heavy mood, some striking cinematography and what looks like a strong turn by Chalamet. There’s also a fantastic cast that also includes Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Sean Harris, as well as an Aussie-heavy creative team that includes cinematographer Adam Arkapaw (Animal Kingdom, Macbeth, Top of the Lake), Oscar-nominated production designer Fiona Crombie (The Favourite) and editor Peter Sciberras (The Rover, War Machine). High hopes for this one.
The King, also starring Lily-Rose Depp, Tom Glynn-Carney, Thomasin McKenzie and Dean-Charles Chapman, will be released on Netflix later this year. It’s also getting a limited theatrical run in the US, which makes it eligible for the Oscars.
Inspired by elements of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V, a young, disgraced prince, Hal inherits the crown and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff.