Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown in the final trailer for Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson’s Shakespearean-era epic “The King,” available on Netflix in November.
Chalamet, nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for his role in “Call Me by Your Name,” stars as Hal, an obstinate, hard-partying prince who’s saddled with a job he never wanted after his tyrannical father dies: ruler of England.
“A new chapter of my life has begun. As prince, I spent my days drinking, clowning. Now, I find myself a king,” Chalamet says (above) after being crowned King Henry V.
The throne proves to be an uncomfortable seat for Hal, as he’s suddenly faced with threats coming from both within his kingdom as well as outside of it. “Choose your steps wisely, dear brother. They have their own kingdoms behind their eyes,” his sister Philippa (Thomasin McKenzie) explains.
Of all his rivals, none appears more fearsome than the Dauphin (Pattinson), the heir apparent to the French throne who seems hellbent on conquering England. “The screams of your men shall lull me to sleep at night,” the 2017 Stern Show guest’s character says over scenes of bloody battles and warring factions. “Surrender to me,” he continues, adding, “King of England, are you scared?”
Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, “The King” co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily-Rose Depp, and Edgerton himself as the alcoholic but loyal knight John Falstaff.
“The King” arrives Nov. 1 on Netflix and is playing now in select theaters.