Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) and Lily-Rose Depp (Planetarium) have been added to the cast of Netflix’s upcoming original movie The King.
They will star alongside the previously announced Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace).
Directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), the film is written by Joel Edgerton and David Michôd. The King is based on Shakespeare’s Henry the IV and 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.
Chalamet will be playing Hal and Edgerton will be playing Falstaff. 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.
The King is produced by Plan B along with Porchlight Films’ Liz Watts, Edgerton and Michôd.
The film will start shooting on 1st June in the UK and it will be released on Netflix in 2019.