Following the poster the other week, Netflix has now set a launch date and released the first trailer for “The King,” a new film adaptation of parts of the latter parts of The Henriad by “The Rover” and “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod.
Timothee Chalamet and Joel Edgerton lead the cast which blends Shakespeare’s two-part Henry the IV plays and Henry V into one narrative and changes the dialogue to make it more accessible.
Chalamet will play the young disgraced Henry V who inherits the crown during a rocky time in English history and must learn how to be king with the help of Falstaff (Edgerton).
Robert Pattinson plays French prince The Dauphin, Ben Mendelsohn is King Henry IV, Lily-Rose Depp will play French Princess Catherine, Tom Glynn-Carney is Hotspur, and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is Philippa. Edgerton co-wrote the script with Michod.
Following a similar pattern to David MacKenzie’s “Outlaw King” last year, “The King” will first play on the Fall film circuit with a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. It will then be released theatrically in the United States on October 11th ahead of a November 1st streaming bow.