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Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp join Netflix movie The King

Story by Jack Foley

ROBERT Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp have joined the ever expanding cast of new Netflix movie The King, which is due to start production in the UK soon.

Co-written by Joel Edgerton and David Michôd, and directed by the latter, The King is based on Shakespeare’s Henry the IV and V.

It will follow the story of 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.

The film starts shooting on June 1 in the UK, with Netflix set to release the film in 2019.

The cast further includes Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird), Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (Bright, Loving, The Great Gatsby), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Macbeth), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace).

Edgerton will be playing Falstaff; Chalamet will be playing Hal; Pattinson will be playing The Dauphin; Mendelsohn will be playing King Henry IV; Depp will be playing Princess Catherine; Harris will be playing William; Glynn-Carney will be playing Hotspur, and McKenzie will be playing Philippa.