Tuesday, Netflix dropped a new teaser trailer for the David Michôd-directed drama that sees Chalamet as a reluctant heir. Following the death of his father, Chalamet's character Hal takes the King Henry V crown while questioning the loyalty of the very people upon which he must depend as part of the monarchial system.
"A new chapter of my life has begun," he says in the clip. "Already, I can feel the weight of this crown I wear."
The King is set to make its global premiere at the Venice Film Festival Sept. 2 and also stars Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film will then be made available on Netflix this fall.
Way back in 2016, Edgerton—who co-wrote The King with Michôd—teased the approach he and the rest of the filmmaking team utilized when crafting the adaptation.
"For lack of a better word, [it's] Game Of Thrones meets Shakespeare only in that, you can watch Game Of Thrones and understand what's going on," he told IndieWire at the time. "I feel like, with complete deference to Shakespeare, there is something that happens when even the most intelligent people watch Shakespeare."
To avoid this potential disconnect, Edgerton added, he and the team directed emphasis toward ensuring the audience could "understand exactly what's going on" in the story. "Not just some people, but everybody," he said.