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ICYMI: Netflix Crowns Actor Timothée Chalamet as 'The King' in New Trailer!

09-07-2019 by D.J. Rivera

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It's that time again, folks — the calm before the storm that is Awards Season. Everyone is gearing up to take home some glory, and after tasting victory, some want it more than others.


Last year, Netflix took home its first Oscar with wins for Alfonso Cuaron’s beautiful film Roma. The streaming giant is making sure this year is no different with an awe-inspiring line-up of hopefuls on the way. This game-changing slate of exemplary cinematic endeavors includes Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, and Eddie Murphy’s Dolomite is My Name. But one that truly stands out amongst the rest of these soon-to-be critically-acclaimed gems is Timothée Chalamet’s attempt at historical royalty inThe King. The talented up-and-comer will take on the role of King Henry V in the star-studded historical drama, and from the looks of the trailer, Chalamet was born to be king.




Chalamet is bringing Hal the wayward prince and heir to the English throne to life this fall. In this tantalizing narrative, the young man is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the novice king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life. In his attempts to survive this new world of betrayal, he looks to his only ally,John Falstaff, played by Joel Edgerton. Robert Pattinson is also in the mix, suiting up in a suit of armor as the Dauphin of France. Hollywood's favorite villains, Sean Harris andBen Mendohlson, can be seen briefly in the tease, the latter taking on the part of Hal's father, Henry IV. And rounding out this line-up of the game's top players is Lily-Rose Depp as Catherine of Valois.

Helming the prestigious picture is director David Michod, who also adapted the story with Edgerton for the big screen. The motion picture is based on parts ofShakespeare’s "Henriad", specifically the plays Henry IV Part 1 & 2 and Henry V. The King marks the third collaboration of Michod and Egerton. The two worked previously on the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom and the dystopian western The Rover, which Pattinson also starred in. Exhibiting the same signature trademarks Michod is known for, it is hard to imagine this film not gaining traction during this Awards Season. Last time Netflix recruited Michod was for the Brad Pittstarrer War Machine, which failed to bring home any gold. This time, their fingers are crossed this won't happen again. The streaming powerhouse is also hoping that this King will fare better than The Outlaw King, which missed the mark as well. But perhaps, this time, Netflix has crowned the right ruler to bring home another statue.




Out of all the actors to come out recently, there seems to be something special about Chalamet. He hasn't been around that long, but the list of films he is associated with is extremely impressive. Titles like Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, andAbout a Boy have all gone on to receive a substantial amount of critical acclaim and recognition. Each performance continues to showcase his abilities, and he keeps showing improvement with each role he takes. Showing little signs of slowing down, the prolific performer has also secured a starring role in the highly-anticipated remake of the classic sci-fi storyDune, being directed by Blade Runner 2049 helmerDenis Villeneuve. Chalamet has proven he has next-level talent, and the troubled English ruler may be his ticket to bringing home a coveted Best Actor award. He has already come close once, and maybe the bowl cut and British accent will be enough to put him over the top. It is safe to say that Chalamet's reign as one of the most sought-after actors will continue for many years, but audiences only have to wait until November 1st to see him crowned The King.