Timothy Chalamet has been cast as the lead in Netflix period drama The King.
Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.
David Michôd is set to direct with the film scheduling production to start in June. Joel Edgerton and Michôd wrote the script.