Hail to The King, baby! The new trailer for the Netflix flick that revisits the rise of Prince Hal to his reign of King Henry V features plenty of sword-swinging and shield-bashing combat alongside a more character-focused narrative for the young ruler. Curiously, there’s no shared writing credit for ol’ Billy Shakespeare on this one despite having written the tetralogy on which many adaptations have been based. (See Tom Hiddleston‘s swoon-worthy performance in 2012’s The Hollow Crown.) Maybe The King is more historically based, or maybe Shakespeare is just so 16th century these days. Either way, this flick is certain to win over a whole new generation of viewers thanks to its classic story and accomplished cast.
Directed by David Michôd and written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, The King stars Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp,and Thomasin McKenzie with Robert Pattinson and Ben Mendelsohn. The King arrives on Netflix on November 1st.
Check out the new trailer for The King below:
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Here’s the official synopsis:
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.