I’ll be honest, I’m still not fully onboard the Timothée Chalamet hype train. He’s a lot like Jennifer Lawrence, a young star who suddenly became the toast of Hollywood and the awards circuits. Don’t get me wrong, like Lawrence he has a ton of talent and it will be fun watching him grow as an actor. But is he really the second coming of (insert your choice of the greatest actor of all time here)? Not quite.
To his credit Chalamet has made some inspired movie choices including his upcoming film “The King”. It’s a Netflix Original based of Shakespeare’s Henry plays and for me the biggest draws may be behind the camera. Australian filmmaker David Michôd directs and co-writes alongside Joel Edgerton (who also sports a supporting role). Other interesting names pop up as supporting players: Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Thomasin McKenzie, and Sean Harris. I’m intrigued.
“The King” premieres at the Venice International Film Festival on September 2nd before hitting Netflix on October 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.