Stan Twitter’s dream are coming true. Robert Pattinson has joined Timothée Chalamet as one of the cast members of Netflix’s David Michod-directed drama The King.
The period drama, based on Shakespeare’s Henry the IV and V, tells the story of young disgraced prince Hal, played by Chalamet, who inherits the crown at a particularly turbulent time in English history and must learn what it means to be a king guided by his one true friend, Ealstaff, brought to life by Aussie Joel Edgerton.
According to multiple reports, Pattinson will play French Duke “The Dauphin.” The cast also includes Ben Mendelsohn as King Henry IV; Lily-Rose Depp as Princess Catherine, Hal’s betrothed; Tom Glynn-Carney in the role of Harry Hotspur; and Sean Harris as a soldier visited by new King Henry V before the Battle of Agincourt.
Though the rest of the cast is pretty spectacular (as you can tell), all eyes will be on Chalamet, who wowed the world with his award-winning breakout turn in Call Me By Your Name, alongside Armie Hammer, and has since stacked up roles in Lady Bird, Woody Allen’s Hot Summer Nights, and the aptly-named Beautiful Boy.
Cameras started rolling in the U.K. yesterday, June 1, with the film expected to launch on Netflix sometime in 2019.