With the buzz of its world premiere at Venice Film Festival on September 2nd, the arrival of David Michod’s “The King”, starring Timothee Chalamet, is shaking the world in anticipation. Scheduled to be released on October 11th 2019 in cinemas, with digital streaming on November 1st 2019 by Netflix.
The Shakespearean adaptation sees Chalamet star as the newley crowned King Henry V, who battles the plague of palace politics, the war his father (Ben Mendelsohn) left in his path, and the emotional draw of his wayward past, including his relationship with friend and mentor, the ageing knight battling with alcoholism, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).
The star studded cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, and Thomasin McKenzie. Co-written by one of the stars himself, Edgerton and Michod created this Shakespearean masterpiece, also serving as producers alongside Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner and Liz Watts.
Michod is no stranger to Netflix, directing war satire “War Machine” starring fellow producer, Brad Pitt, for the streaming network.
Watch the trailer below:
“The King” launches on Netflix on November 1st 2019.