Timothée Chalamet to Play Henry V in Netflix Film ‘The King’

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Oscar-nominated Call Me by Your Name star Timothée Chalamet is firming up his next task, and he– like lots of– is going to Netflix. Per Deadline, Chalamet has actually signed on to star in The King, a Netflix initial film that focuses on the life of a young Henry V. Animal Kingdom filmmaker David Michôd is set to direct, marking his 2nd film for Netflix after helming the Brad Pitt– fronted satire War Machine, which was launched on the streaming service early in 2015.

The story discovers Henry V rising the throne when his bro is eliminated in fight prior to he’s coronated, ending up being King in the late 1300 s. The empire is teetering as England is at war with France, and therefore Henry V enters a troubled time. Michôd composed the movie script with Joel Edgerton, who is likewise producing together with Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, the trio behind movies like 12 Years a Slave

After premiering Call Me by Your Name at the Sundance Film Festival to rave evaluations in 2015, Chalamet went off and shot the extreme drug addiction-centric drama Beautiful Boy opposite Steve Carell, which strikes theaters this year, however The King is the very first task he’s signed on to in the wake of his Oscar election. While Chalamet had strong turns in things like Interstellar and Homeland, he broke out in a huge method last year with not just his extraordinary leading function in Call Me by Your Name, however likewise a extremely particular and amusing supporting turn in Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird

Chalamet has actually been in advance about that he’s been up for superhero functions in the past (particularly Spider-Man), however it’s heartening to see him taking on a task like The King next– a detailed character drama that in no other way uses a simple function to fill. Production is set to start in June, and it’ll be fascinating to see where Chalamet’s profession goes from here now that he’s strengthened himself as one of the very best young stars working today.


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