Heavy lies the crown on Timothée Chalamet as Netflix dropped a royally intriguing new trailer for its upcoming film ‘The King’. The Shakespearean adaptation of Henriad stars Chalamet as Henry V, an English monarch who is forced to embrace a life he’s never had much interest in.
Chalamet’s Henry begins as a defiant prince named Hal who scorns royal life, only to find himself thrust into power upon the death of his father, King Henry IV played by Ben Mendelsohn. With his trusted but alcoholic mentor John Falstaff, played by Joel Edgerton at his side, the young King must navigate the political chaos his predecessor left behind. Besides co-starring as Henry’s best friend, Edgerton has also co-written the script alongside director David Michôd.
It’s heavy Shakespearian stuff, but Michôd has built an impressive cast around Chalamet to help carry the load. Robert Pattinson plays Louis, the Dauphin of Viennois and Lily-Rose Depp stars as Henry’s romantic foil, Catherine of Valois. Further the movie also stars Sean Harris and Dean-Charles Chapman. ‘The King’ will hold its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 28th-September 7th. The historical epic will also be in theaters for a limited run later this year before hitting Netflix.
Twitter was flooded with mixed reactions from fans after the trailer was launched. Here are a few:
— Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) August 27, 2019
— Timdaya ❤️ (@ThisIsAdham) August 22, 2019
*storms into hair salon* GIVE ME THE ROBERT PATTINSON pic.twitter.com/QrpajwNz6b
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 27, 2019
— Malec ➰ (@ofPatrochilles) August 27, 2019
me after hearing timothée chalamet’s british accent in the king (2019) trailer: pic.twitter.com/EeKHrCVsFm
— sara (@gretaswomen) August 27, 2019
— mia saw la la land 12x times (@justmiaslife) August 27, 2019
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) August 27, 2019
me disguising my self as one of the war horses so robert pattinson can ride me in the king pic.twitter.com/HP13NZkKvh
— red (@pattinsonbats) August 27, 2019
— Avery Thompson (@avery__thompson) August 21, 2019
— Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) August 27, 2019