- David Michôd
- United Kingdom,Hungary,United States,Australia
The King is a 2019 epic war film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from William Shakespeare‘s “Henriad“. The screenplay was written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, who both produced the film with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Liz Watts.The King includes an ensemble cast led by Timothée Chalamet as the Prince of Wales, later King Henry V of England, alongside Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie, Robert Pattinson, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film focuses on the rise of Henry V as king after his father dies as he also must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.The King premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2019 and was released digitally via Netflix on October 11, 2019.