Timothée Chalamet Seems Super Stressed in the First Teaser for Netflix’s ‘The King’

Netflix just released the first official teaser trailer for The King and, after almost a year of waiting, we finally understand Timothée Chalamet's bowl cut.

The 23-year old Oscar-nominated actor, who also has a role in the upcoming adaptation of Little Women (and an apparent penchant for period films), stars as the titular character.

Directed by David Michôd, the adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part IHenry IV Part II and Henry V follows Hal (Chalamet), the "wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne," as he abruptly assumes the role of King Henry V after the death of his tyrannical father. Joel Edgerton (who also co-wrote with Michôd) co-stars as Hal's close friend, mentor and aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff; Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn also appear. 

In the trailer, Chalamet puts on his best English accent as he divulges his trust issues to Edgerton, beheads a man, wears a fur stole and stares broodingly. It looks, in a word, intense.

The release date for The King is still yet to be announced, but it's expected to be available for streaming on Netflix sometime this fall.


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...