New ‘The King’ Trailer: A Netflix Epic with Chalamet, Edgerton, Pattinson, Mendelsohn


Netflix has released the final trailer for The King, the upcoming period epic that finds Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) playing Hal, the young prince who reluctantly became King Henry V.

The plot follows Hal’s journey from wayward prince, living among the people and turning his back on his royal duties, to the throne after his tyrannical father dies. Heavy lies the crown, as he is forced to navigate the mayhem his late father left behind and the politics and war the kingdom finds itself in.

There’s a big Aussie force here, including Animal Kingdom (the movie) director/co-writer David Michôd, cinematographer Adam Arkapaw (Animal Kingdom, Macbeth), production designer Fiona Crombie (The Favourite), editor Peter Sciberras (The Rover, War Machine), and screen heavyweights Joel Edgerton (who also co-wrote) and Ben Mendelsohn. The cast also includes Robert Pattinson, who looks be chewing up his scenes nicely as the baddie. The cinematography, the grit, the cast; this thing looks great.

The King, currently playing in select US cinemas (to be eligible for the Oscars), will be hitting Netflix on November 1.

Official synopsis for The King:

Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Edgerton, THE KING co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp.