A teaser trailer has been released for The King starring Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), which is inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V. Starring alongside Chalamet is Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, Bloodline), Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lost City of Z), Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers, The Summoning, The Dancer), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk, Tolkien), Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones, The Commuter).
The movie comes from Animal Kingdom, The Rover, and War Machine director David Michôd, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Edgerton. You can find the first trailer for The King, along with a synopsis and a poster, below.
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, THE KING co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp.
The King is set to be released in limited theaters and will be streaming on Netflix sometime this incoming fall season.
All hail. Watch The King in select theaters and on Netflix this fall.