Timothée Chalamet feels the weight of the crown in 'The King'

Netflix offers film in theaters

By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Copyright 2019 CNN

Netflix offers its upcoming film, "The King," in theaters before it reaches the streaming network.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Netflix has dropped a royally intriguing new trailer for its upcoming film "The King."

In the Shakespeare adaptation, Timothée Chalamet stars as a reluctant young ruler who is forced to embrace a life he's never had much interest in, after the death of his father leaves him assuming the throne.

Joel Edgerton, who also co-wrote the script, stars alongside him as aging, booze-loving knight John Falstaff.

Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson and Lily-Rose Depp also star in the film from director David Michod.

"The King" will be in theaters for a limited run this fall before hitting Netflix.

It will hold its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival next week.

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