“All hail King Henry!” Netflix just released the first teaser trailer for The King starring Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name). The nearly two-minute trailer introduces the key players, showcasing Chalamet as King Henry V.
“A new chapter of my life has begun. Already, I can feel the weight of this crown I wear. I’ve been forced to rely upon the counsel of men whose loyalty I question every waking moment. I need men around me I can trust,” says the young King Henry. He soon learns there aren’t many men a king can trust.
In addition to Timothée Chalamet, the cast includes Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Loving), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel), Robert Pattinson (The Lost City of Z), and Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers).
The film is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Henry V. David Michôd directed and co-wrote the script with Joel Edgerton. Michôd and Edgerton previously worked together on Animal Kingdom (the film that inspired the TV series) and The Rover.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Adam Arkapaw, editor Peter Sciberras, production designer Fiona Crombie, and costume designer Jane Petrie.
Netflix plans a limited release in select theaters this fall.
The King Plot:
“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 aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).”