It probably isn’t too big a surprise, but frequent David Michod collaborator Joel Edgerton, who co-wrote Michod’s upcoming THE KING, a spin on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V, will be joining Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet in the Netflix film.
Produced by Plan B, it’s Michod’s second film for Netflix after 2016’s War Machine. Edgerton co-wrote the script with Michod, the two of them previously having collaborated on Michod’s breakthrough 2010 debut Animal Kingdom and co-written his follow-up The Rover.
In the film, Chalamet plays a young disgraced prince who inherits the crown and has to learn how to be king with help from his trusted friend Falstaff, to be played by Edgerton.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B produce the film along with Michod’s production partner Liz Watts, Edgerton and Michod. Production will begin sometime this June.
Represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Shanahan Management, Edgerton recently appeared in his brother Nash Edgerton’s film Gringo alongside Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo, as well as Fox’s spy-thriller Red Sparrow opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Edgerton’s second film as a director Boy Erased will be released by Focus Features later this year.
The news was initially reported by Variety.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor