After making it big in Call Me By Your Name, Timothee Chalamet has been cast as a young Henry V in The King. The film follows the life of the young king after his brother is killed in battle before his coronation.
Henry V is coronated in the late 14th century, and reluctantly wears the crown during a time when England was on the verge of war with France. But the young king rises to the occasion, proving himself worthy of the crown.
Joel Edgerton and David Michôd wrote the script, and are producing with Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Dede Gardner. Liz Watts, producer of Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover, is also for The King.
Chalamet is reuniting with Plan B after his most recent Netflix film starring Steve Carell, Beautiful Boy.
Production is set to start in June.