Timothée Chalamet is Henry V in Trailer for David Michôd's 'The King'

August 27, 2019
Source: YouTube

The King Trailer

"I need men around me I can trust." Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for The King, the latest movie from Australian director David Michod (of Animal Kingdom, The Rover). This drama will have its major premiere at the Venice Film Festival starting next week and will be showing out-of-competition. Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life. Timothée Chalamet stars as King Henry V of England, with a full cast including Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Dean-Charles Chapman, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris, Thomasin McKenzie, Tom Glynn-Carney, Andrew Havill, & Steven Elder. Yeah this looks deliciously epic and brutal, a bit like Gladiator meets Elizabeth, or something along those lines. Fire it up.

Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for David Michod's The King, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

The King Poster

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 ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). The King is directed by Australian filmmaker David Michôd, director of the films Animal Kingdom, The Rover, and War Machine previously, as well as a few short films. The screenplay is written by Joel Edgerton and David Michod. This is premiering at the Venice Film Festival starting this week. Netflix will then release Michod's The King in select theaters + streaming starting later this fall. First impression?

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I like the vibe in this trailer, great score as well. Will definitely watch when it comes out on Netflix.

Efterklang on Aug 27, 2019


Interested. Not over the top like so many

Lewis on Aug 27, 2019


I just don't like the stories and films about the kings. As someone once said, it's not whether there are good or bad sovereigns, but rather, how to decapitate their ambitions, more simbolicaly than physically ... To kill the king in every man ... There's interesting cast in this and it doesn't look bad, but I will watch this only if I really have nothing else to do ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2019


I like the look of this. I have no idea if it's historically accurate, but looks like an interesting story none-the-less. I'll give it a watch.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 27, 2019


This is an adaption of parts of Shakespeare's "Henriad" and from what I've gathered they are more focused on entertainment rather than historical accuracy.

Efterklang on Aug 27, 2019


Well I'm not a fan of Shakespeare, but maybe if it's not a direct adaptation, I won't notice? Idk, I'll give it a shot.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 28, 2019


Looks good. I hope the battle sequences are extended and agonizing.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2019


Interesting director and a good supporting cast. I can't explain why the lead kid bugs me to no end. I just can't stand his work. Other than very ugly digital photography, the story is of interest. I doubt I'll ever catch this.

thespiritbo on Aug 27, 2019


Same here. But you already know this... ;D

tarek on Aug 28, 2019

10 do...I, tarek!

thespiritbo on Aug 28, 2019


Excited that it's both directed and written by David Michod, and hope this marks a return to form for him. I haven't seen his last War Machine due to universally bad reviews; I'll wait on reviews for this one, too, but hoping for it to be good. I loved Michod's Animal Kingdom and The Rover.

Terry Craig on Aug 27, 2019

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