Netflix Original Film The King has officially been released to stream on Netflix. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V of England, alongside Joel Edgerton, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris and Robert Pattinson.
The film, directed by David Michôd and written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, is available to stream for all Netflix subscribers starting November 1. The King originally premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2019.
The film, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Henraid, is set in 15th century England during the time when Henry V, also known as Hal first born son of Henry IV, assumes the throne. Although Hal is not who King Henry IV intends to take over the throne, Hal is left to fix the mess that his father has left and fight a war his father started. Hal, who had previously chosen to forsake his life as the King’s son, found himself taking over the thrown to which he had once forsaken, learning to navigate kingdom politics while dealing with his past and a future he never wanted.
Timothée Chalamet once again proves he can do no wrong, as he fully immerses himself into the character of Henry V. Chalamet, working alongside Edgerton, Depp and Pattinson, makes you feel his internal fight with himself, while taking on the hardships King Henry IV left in his wake.
You can check out the official trailer for The King below!