Rising star, Timothee Chalamet has signed up to play a young Henry the V in the Netflix original film The King.
The film will be directed by David Michôd from a script written by Joel Edgerton and himself. Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are set to produce alongside Edgerton and Michôd. Liz Watts, who reunites with Michôd after Animal Kingdom and The Rover, will also produce.
Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.
Australian filmmaker, Michôd began his directing career in short films, with Ezra White, LL.B. in 2006 being one of the first to make an impact. In 2010, he made his feature film debut with Animal Kingdom which received overwhelming critical acclaim and received several awards and nominations. He teams up with Pitt once again after collaborating together on the Netflix film, War Machine.