Netflix has released the poster for The King, the upcoming film from director David Michôd (War Machine, Animal Kingdom, The Rover) starring Timothée Chalamet. The film will release in select theaters and on the streaming service this fall.
In the movie, 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.
In addition to Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), the cast includes Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth), Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (The Land of Steady Habits, Ready Player One, Bloodline), Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lost City of Z), Lily-Rose Depp (The Summoning, The Dancer), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace).
Edgerton will be playing Falstaff; Chalamet will be playing Hal; Pattinson will be playing The Dauphin; Mendelsohn will be playing King Henry IV; Depp will be playing Princess Catherine; Harris will be playing William; Glynn-Carney will be playing Hotspur; and McKenzie will be playing Philippa.
The King was written by Joel Edgerton and Michôd. Academy Award-winning Plan B produce along with Porchlight Films’ Liz Watts (who produced the Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover), Edgerton and Michôd.