Timothee Chalamet is King Henry V in Netflix’s new period drama, ‘The King.’ The young actor who quickly rose to fame with credit roles in Interstellar, Lady Bird, and Call Me by Your Name will be playing the role of Henry V, the King of England, from the Shakespearean drama Henry V.
The trailer for the drama was released today by Netflix, and the 1 minute 53 seconds video already has over twenty-five thousand views. The Oscar nominee actor will portray the role of a wayward young prince, and the plotline will follow how he was pushed into the political scene after the death of his father and centers around how the new King will navigate his way amongst turmoil and tensions caused due to him inheriting the throne. The movie will be an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V, taking place during the latter stages of the Hundred Years’ War.
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David Michod will direct the epic drama, and Joel Edgerton has written the script. Edgerton will also be playing the role of Sir John Falstaff, along with Robert Pattinson as Louis, the Dauphin of Viennois. Shakespeare, Falstaff was Henry V’s friend and mentored alongside being an aging alcoholic knight.
The trailer provides a glimpse of the Siege of Harfleur and the Battle of Agincourt in Northern France, which is one of the most historic battles of Britain. Timothee as Henry is seen leading the English archers, knights, and men against the French while being at odds. His victory is regarded as one of the most significant military achievements in military history.
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Other stars in the movie include Sean Harris as Michael Williams, Ben Mendelsohn as King Henry IV, Thomasin McKenzie as Philippa of England, along with Lily-Rose Depp as Catherine of Valois. The Netflix epic is set to release in the fall.