The first trailer for The King really went for it with some stunning visuals and what looks to be a thoroughly commanding performance from Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V. And now we’ve got a brand new trailer which has arrived and it gives an incredible scope to the power of David Michod’s new film.
Watch it below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Hal, a wayward prince, ascends the English Throne upon his father’s death, and must navigate the palace snake pit of inherited war and chaos.
Blending together historical fact with Shakespeare’s Henried, The King chronicles the rise to power of Prince Hal who is then crowned King Henry V and with a wolfish ambition for power and glory charts an unstoppable assault on France in a bid to press his godly claim.
Timothée Chalamet looks absolutely fierce in the role of Henry and his intensity grips the screen as his fanatical fervor leads him to ever greater heights of glory and destruction. Seeking to council the young monarch is Joel Edgerton as Falstaff, a wayward knight and drunkard who accepts the mission to serve as his King’s councilor and who joins him on the battlefield.
This is also the first time that we’re seeing Robert Pattinson as The Dauphin, Henry’s mortal enemy whom he seeks to overthrow in a bid to prove his superiority. And Pattinson is great here, and once again brings his considerable talents to the screen.
The scope and scale of The King is something to certainly be impressed by and audiences will be in awe when they see this film. While we do get to see a monumental effort placed towards the film’s bloody battle scenes we’re still yet to get a closer look at the film’s recreation of the Battle of Agincourt, which should be very interesting to look at.
The King will arrive on Netflix on November 1.