Netflix began production on “The King” this week, the film is scheduled to begin shooting in-and-around the United Kingdom on June 1, 2018. The cast includes Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird); Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby); Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth); Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (The Land of Steady Habits, Ready Player One, Bloodline); Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lost City of Z); Lily-Rose Depp (The Summoning, The Dancer); Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk); and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace). The film itself is being directed by David Michôd (War Machine, Animal Kingdom, The Rover).
In the film Edgerton will be playing Falstaff; Chalamet will be playing Hal; Pattinson will be playing The Dauphin; Mendelsohn will be playing King Henry IV; Depp will be playing Princess Catherine; Harris will be playing William; Glynn-Carney will be playing Hotspur; McKenzie will be playing Philippa.
Netflix described the film adding, “Inspired by elements of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V, a young, disgraced prince, Hal inherits the crown and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff.” Netflix will release the film in 2019.
Fans of Robert Pattinson can see him in his new western-comedy “Damsel,” he will be starring with Mia Wasikowska. The film was directed by David and Nathan Zellner, and will release in theaters later this summer. Joining Pattinson and Wasikowska on-screen are Robert Forster, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Joseph Biligiere. In the film, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). During his journey he brings along the adorable Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride. Along the way he also enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred. The studio teases the film stating, “A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.” We should also note that David and Zellner also wrote the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.