Netflix announces all-star cast for new 15th century British historical drama ‘The King’

Netflix’s The King has begun filming in the UK.

The new feature film is based on William Shakespeare’s classic plays Henry The IV (Parts 1 & 2) and Henry V.

The cast will be led by Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), alongside Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Joel Edgerton (Avatar), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) and model Lily-Rose Depp.

Set before, during and after England’s war with France at the famous Battle Of Agincourt in 1415, part of the ‘Hundred Years’ War’, the plot sees the young disgraced prince Hal (Chalamet) inherit the crown and learn how be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton).

Pattinson plays French prince The Dauphin, Mendelsohn plays King Henry IV and Depp plays French Princess Catherine.

The King will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2019.