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Netflix plays on Shakespeare with Timothée Chalamet​ in The King

The King is based on the Bard's plays about Henry IV and Henry V. Don't worry, you won't have to see the first three Henrys to get it.

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It's such stuff as streams are made on: Netflix is channeling Shakespeare for The King, a new film that will star Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson and Ben Mendelsohn.

Lily-Rose Depp and Joel Edgerton will also appear in the 2019 movie. The film is based on William Shakespeare's plays about Kings Henry IV and Henry V, which recount the rebellions and wars across a succession of troubled monarchs. 

Edgerton will also co-write the script with director David Michôd.  The Australian director previously helmed The Rover and Animal Kingdom, as well as the underwhelming War Machine for  Netflix .