Netflix released the official trailer of Timothee Chalamet’s The King.
The David Michôd’s directorial is an adaptation of several plays from Shakespeare’s Henriad, that will premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2019.
The trailer shows Chalamet as the newly crowned King Henry V who navigates palace politics, the war his father (played by Ben Mendelsohn) leaves behind, and his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight John Falstaff, played by Joel Edgerton.
The ensemble cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, and Thomasin McKenzie.
Joel Edgerton has also co-written the adaptation with Michôd, and also serves as producers of the film alongwith Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Liz Watts.
David Michôd has previously worked on Netflix’ War Machine starring Brad Pitt and Hulu’s acclaimed adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Catch 22.
The King is scheduled to release on 11 October 2019 before digitally streaming on 1 November 2019 by Netflix.