Fans of historical epics old school plays rejoice! Especially if you’re also a fan of Netflix since the streamer has its sights set on Shakespeare with The King.
An adaptation of the writer’s work revolving around King Henry V, The King stars Timothée Chalamet in the titular role. After his father’s death, a young man is thrust into power as the King of England. Things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows for this monarch though as he inherited unrest, chaos, and war. The trailer alone should be enough to pique the interest of anyone even mildly interested in medieval times. It teases not only gut-wrenching drama but epic action and production value of par with The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
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Also starring the likes of Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Lily-Rose Depp, and Sean Harris, the film was recently announced to be receiving a short theatrical run before hitting Netflix. It was directed by David Michôd, the creator of George Clooney’s Hulu Original Catch-22. Michôd co-wrote the script with Edgerton.
The King will release in select theaters on October 11th. It will then hit Netflix a few weeks later on November 1st.