David Michôd’s Venice Bound Netflix Film The King Reveals First Image

The Venice film Festival has just announced it’s 2019 line up. On that line up will be David Michôd’s The King, the story of young King Henry. Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet will play the reluctant king. Streaming giants Netflix will stream the film and to promote the film have released the first image...

The King – Steven Elder, Timothée Chalamet, Sean Harris – Photo Credit: Netflix

Director David Michôd who made Animal Kingdom, commented on the film…
Before Joel Edgerton and I embarked on a retelling of the story of Henry V, I never thought I’d find myself one day making a medieval movie. Swords and horses were never my thing. But the more we talked and the deeper I researched, the more excited I was by the idea of rendering the Middle Ages – its dirt, its brutality, its precariousness of life and death, its sheer other-worldliness – in a way that felt raw and human. I wanted the kind of medieval movie I might make – one devoid of the nationalist bombast normally associated with the story of Henry V and one that might illuminate the ways in which war can emerge from the swamp of power and paranoia, greed and hubris, fear and family.

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 ageing 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,Tom Glynn-Carney,Thomasin McKenzie and Lily-Rose Depp.

The Venice Film Festival or Netflix has confirmed The King World Premiere or Streaming launch.

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