Timothee Chalamet to Play King Henry V in Netflix’s ‘The King’



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In his first role after landing an Oscar nomination for “Call Me by Your Name,” Timothée Chalamet will star as King Henry V in the upcoming Netflix film “The King,” an individual familiar with the production told TheWrap.
Chalamet will play a young Henry V, who takes over the throne after his brother is killed in battles. Though initially apprehensive about wearing the crown, Henry V is in power during a tumultuous period where England is on the brink of war with France, and the British Empire is trying to stay afloat. As history has proven, the second monarch from the House of Lancaster steps up to the occasion.
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The historical drama will be directed by David Michod. Joel Edgerton and Michod penned the script.
Production on “The King” is scheduled to begin in June.
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Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce. Michod, Edgerton and Liz Watts (“Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover”) are also producers on the project. UTA reps Michod and Watts.
Chalamet is repped by UTA.
Deadline first reported the casting news.

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Sofia Boutella
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Daniel Kaluuya
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Dafne Keen
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Barry Keoghan
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Isabela Moner
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Dacre Montgomery
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