Timothée Chalamet to play The King in David Michôd Netflix film
VOD News | On 09, Feb 2018
This year’s Oscar breakout star Timothée Chalamet is heading to Netflix for his next film.
Deadline reports that the star of Call Me By Your Name, which earned him an Academy Award nod for his tender coming-of-age performance opposite Armie Hammer, will play the title character in The King, a new drama about Henry V by David Michôd.
Written by the Animal Kingdom director and Joel Edgerton, it follows the young king, whose brother was killed in battle before his coronation. Crowned in the 1300s, the reluctant ruler finds himself leading the country when it is near a war with France and the empire is on the brink.
The film is producted by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner also producing along with Edgerton and Michôd. Liz Watts, who produced Michôd’s Animal Kingdom and The Rover, is also producing.
The film marks a reunion for Netflix and Plan B, which previously collaborated for military satire War Machine. It also marks a reunion for Chalamet and Plan B, as the young actor is co-starring with Steve Carrell with the studio’s drama Beautiful Boy, a project set up at Amazon and directed by Felix Von Groeningen.
Production on Netflix’s The King will start in June.