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.