Robert Pattinson Has Joined the Incredible Ensemble Cast of David Michôd’s ‘the King’

Okay, so we are not ready!  Robert Pattinson has joined the cast of David Michôd’s Netflix original production “The King,” the Shakespeare-inspired film starring Timothée Chalamet and Joel Edgerton. Shooting starts in Britain on Friday.

Lily-Rose Depp and Ben Mendelsohn have also joined the production. Mendelsohn previously featured in Michôd’s debut feature, “Animal Kingdom,” in 2010. Pattinson and Michôd previously worked together on 2014’s “The Rover.”

“The King” is Michôd’s second film for Netflix following last year’s “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt. “The King” is adapted by Michôd and Edgerton from Shakespeare’s historical plays “Henry IV, Part 1,” “Henry IV, Part 2” and “Henry V.”

Chalamet stars as the young, disgraced Prince Hal, who inherits the crown and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton). Other cast members include Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.

Pattinson was last seen in 2017’s high octane, crime caper Good Time,  is set to play the French Prince Dauphin, while Depp will play the French Princess Catherine. Mendelsohn will play Chalamet’s father, King Henry IV.

Liz Watts, who worked with the director on both “Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover,” will produce for Australia’s Porchlight Films, alongside Edgerton, Michôd and Pitt’s production company, Plan B.

The King” is scheduled to debut on Netflix worldwide in 2019.