Netflix's "The King" Starts Production in the UK with Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily-Rose Depp, Tom Glynn-Carney and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie join cast

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Director: David Michôd (War Machine, Animal Kingdom, The Rover).

Writers: Joel Edgerton and Michôd.

Producers: Academy Award winning Plan B will produce along with ith Porchlight Films’ Liz Watts (who produced the Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover), Edgerton and Michôd.

Cast: Academy Award nominee 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).

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.

Log line: 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.

The film starts shooting June 1 in the UK. Netflix will release the film in 2019.

Source Netflix, Inc.

May 31, 2018 12:02pm ET by Netflix, Inc.  

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