Timothée Chalamet set to play Henry V in David Michôd’s next film

The Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name star is in talks to appear in Netflix drama The King.

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Adam Woodward

Fresh from his breakout roles in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Timothée Chalamet is reportedly in line to play King Henry V in a new Netflix release from Animal Kingdom and The Rover director David Michôd.

Having recently distanced himself from Woody Allen’s forthcoming A Rainy Day in New York, the 22-year-old actor is looking to build on what’s been a stellar start to his career. According to Deadline Chalamet is set to appear in The King as the eponymous English monarch, who famously led his army to victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred Years’ War with France. He died aged 36, leaving the throne to his infant son.

Michôd’s previous feature, the Brad Pitt-fronted military satire War Machine, arrived on Netflix last year to little fanfare. The Australian filmmaker has teamed up with regular collaborator and compatriot Joel Edgerton to pen the script for The King, and with Chalamet joining Robert Pattinson in the principle cast, we’re bracing ourselves for something big.

Published 9 Feb 2018

Tags: David Michôd Timothée Chalamet

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