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
Starring
CinematographyAdam Arkapaw
Edited byPeter Sciberras
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 2019 (2019) (United States)
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Australia
LanguageEnglish

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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]

Filming[edit]

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]

Release[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". smh.com.au. 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". Indiewire.com. 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". thelincolnnite.co.uk. 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 !". Instagram.com. August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2019". Vulture.com. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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