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All the world’s a stage—or, in this case, a streaming site.

The King, a Netflix original movie loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V, is set to release sometime next year. The online streaming empire left no stone unturned to sign on a prominent cast. David Michod (War Machine) is directing the film. Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) is set to play Henry V, Joel Edgerton (Warrior) will play Falstaff, Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) will take on The Dauphin, and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, The Dark Night Rises) will play Henry IV.

Production begins today and Netflix’s official description of the movie is, “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.” We’d say, “take all our money,” but we already have a Netflix subscription.

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart