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THE KING

NETFLIX’S “THE KING” STARTS PRODUCTION IN THE UK

Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp join the cast.
Director: David Michôd (War Machine, Animal Kingdom, The Rover)

Writers: Joel Edgerton and David Michôd
Producers:  Academy Award winning Plan B will produce along with Porchlight Films’ Liz Watts (who produced the Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover), Edgerton and Michôd

Cast:  Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth), Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (The Land of Steady Habits, Ready Player One, Bloodline), Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lost City of Z), Lily-Rose Depp (The Summoning, The Dancer), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Edgerton will be playing Falstaff; Chalamet will be playing Hal; 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

About “The King”

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.

The film starts shooting June 1 in the UK.  Netflix will release the film in 2019.

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