Joel Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet to star in Netflix’s ‘The King’

Joel Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet to star in Netflix’s The King

Joel Edgerton will star opposite Call Me by Your Name’s Timothee Chalamet in Netflix’s The King. The Plan B-produced drama is being directed by War Machine helmer David Michod.

Edgerton was already on board as a writer on the movie, co-penning the script with Michod.

Edgerton and Michod have a long-standing relationship dating back to their career-making turns in the 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom, which Michod directed and Edgerton toplined. This also marks the second film the two have co-written together, the first being 2014’s The Rover.

Based on Shakespeare’s plays ‘Henry IV’ and ‘Henry V’, Chalamet portrays in the pic a young, disgraced prince who inherits the crown and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton).

Production is expected to get underway this June in Europe.

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