Timothée Chalamet will don the crown as Henry V in upcoming Netflix film The King

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Photography Craig McDean

Published February 9, 2018

How can one transcend being known merely Hollywood’s hottest young leading man? Easy: play royalty. Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, toast of the box office and Cardi B superfan, has been cast as the lead role in David Michôd’s upcoming Netflix drama, The King. The script was co-written by Michôd, whose previous work includes Animal Kingdom [2010] and the seriously underrated R-Patz caper The Rover [2014], alongside actor Joel Edgerton. The film will be produced by the pair, as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner. In 2017, Pitt starred in Michôd’s Netflix military drama-comedy, War Machine.

Chalamet, who recently became the Oscar’s youngest Best Actor nominee in nearly 80 years for his breakout role in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, will portray the young Henry V,  who found himself thrust into power over England after the sudden death of his brother, Henry IV, in the year 1413.

Filming is set to begin in June, 2017.