King Henry V, or the Dalston boy who ghosted you?
The first trailer for Netflix’s The King is here and it features a lot of haircuts. Starring Timothée Chalamet as Hal (AKA King Henry V), the film will follow his journey from rebellious prince to British monarch.
Hitting Netflix on September 2, the film also stars Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, and Ben Mendelsohn. Judging by their indie band haircuts, Chalamet, Pattinson, and Edgerton have seemingly taken a break from ghosting you on Tinder to make their appearances.
The trailer opens with Chalamet morosely watching a man get beheaded as Depp’s voiceover asks him: “Do you feel a sense of achievement?” As the clip goes on, we see Chalamet grapple with his new responsibility, reluctantly leading an army of men into war.
According to Netflix, the film will see Hal return to royal life following the death of his father. The young king must “navigate the palace politics, chaos, and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life”. Depp plays queen consort and king’s wife, Catherine of Valois, while Pattinson stars as Louis, a son of King Charles VI of France and Catherine’s brother.
Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Edgerton (who also plays Hal’s mentor John Falstaff), the film has been described as “Game of Thrones meets Shakespeare”. Given the selection of haircuts though, it’s looking more like Twin Peaks meets Mac DeMarco TBH.
If you want more of Chalamet’s fuckboy hair – yes, really – get your fix in the Little Women trailer. The actor stars in the Greta Gerwig-directed classic reboot alongside Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Emma Watson, also out later this year.
Watch The King trailer below.