The King (2019 film)

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The King
Directed byDavid Michôd
Produced by
Screenplay byJoel Edgerton
David Michôd
Based onHenry IV, Part 1
by William Shakespeare
Henry IV, Part 2
by William Shakespeare
Henry V
by William Shakespeare
CinematographyAdam Arkapaw
Edited byPeter Sciberras
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 2019 (2019) (United States)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Australia

The King is an upcoming British-American-Australian film adaptation of several of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by David Michôd, from a screenplay by Joel Edgerton and Michôd. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris, Thomasin McKenzie, and Lily-Rose Depp.

The film is expected to be released in 2019.



In 2013, it was revealed that Joel Edgerton and David Michôd had collaborated on writing an adaptation of Shakespeare's plays: Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V, for Warner Bros. Pictures.[1][2][3] In September 2015, it was announced that Michôd would direct the project with Warner Bros. producing and distributing the film and Lava Bear producing.[4]

In February 2018, Timothée Chalamet joined the cast of the film, with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner producing, alongside Liz Watts, under their Plan B Entertainment banner. Netflix will distribute the film instead of Warner Bros.[5] In March 2018, Edgerton joined the cast of the film.[6] In May 2018, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Tom Glynn-Carney and Thomasin McKenzie joined the cast of the film, with Dean-Charles Chapman joining in June.[7][8]


Principal photography began on June 1, 2018.[7] Production took place throughout England, and Szilvásvárad, Hungary.[9][10] Production concluded on August 24, 2018.[11]


The King is expected to be released worldwide in 2019 on the streaming service Netflix.[12]


  1. ^ Davies, Luke (June 2013). "Joel Edgerton after Gatsby". The Monthly. Retrieved May 18, 2018. With David Michôd he has written King, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts I & II, and Henry V, for Warner Bros.
  2. ^ Wood, Stephanie (July 26, 2014). "Australian actor Joel Edgerton hits the Hollywood big time". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (September 3, 2016). "Joel Edgerton Talks 'Game Of Thrones' Meets Shakespeare Project With David Michôd, 'Jane Got A Gun,' And More". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  4. ^ McClintock, Pamela (September 3, 2015). "Former Universal Chairman David Linde on TIFF Bet, What He Misses About Running a Big Studio". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 8, 2018). "Timothee Chalamet To Play King Henry V In David Michôd Netflix Film 'The King". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Vlessing, Etan (March 22, 2018). "Joel Edgerton Joins Timothee Chalamet in Netflix Drama 'The King'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (May 31, 2018). "Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Among Cast Joining Timothée Chalamet In Netflix Pic 'The King', Cameras Roll This Week". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 1, 2018). "'Game Of Thrones' Star Dean-Charles Chapman Joins Netflix Pic 'The King'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Vierney, Joseph (May 15, 2018). "Lincoln casting call for period film". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Goundry, Nick (May 3, 2018). "Timothée Chalamet to film Henry V movie in Hungary". KFTV. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Day 58, #thatsawrap !". August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2019". January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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