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Robert Pattinson made his name in movies geared toward the teen and tween set, but these days his résumé is a whole lot more eclectic. Last year's Good Time made headlines for the dog masturbation that wasn't really dog masturbation, and the actor has a weird new western coming out called Damsel that features him with a shiny silver tooth. Next up after Damsel, the former Twilight franchise actor will be heading to Netflix for new movie The King, joining a wave of actors, filmmakers and other celebrities who are trying out the streaming service. A slew of other actors have also been cast.
The film is actually going into production this weekend and will be directed by David Michod, who also did War Machine with Brad Pitt for Netflix. The King will focus on a portion of the Hundred Years War, and will specifically focus on the Battle of Agincourt. Robert Pattinson is signed on to play The Dauphin of France in the new film.
The King already has a stacked cast, as well. Joining Robert Pattinson will be Call Me By Your Name's Timothee Chalamet and Red Sparrow's Joel Edgerton. Netflix alum Ben Mendelsohn, who starred in Bloodline, will be back for The King, as well. Finally, Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Tom Glynn-Carney and Sean Harris are also going to be in the new film. Mendelsohn is going to be the man playing King Henry IV, according to Netflix, while some of the other actors will be playing historical characters, too. Joel Edgerton will be pulling triple duty, producing and writing, as well as playing Falstaff. Depp will be playing Princess Catherine and Chalamet will be playing Hal.
David Michod is also writing with Joel Edgerton and producing alongside the actor and Liz Watts. The film is expected to hit the streaming service in 2019.
The whole movie is supposed to be based on both parts of Henry The IV and Henry V, all popular works by Shakespeare; we'll have to wait and see if the Netflix audience has a love for The Bard. Although period dramas like The Crown have done well for Netflix so far, so that's a bonus. Netflix has had some wins in the movie realm, as well; however, its movie lineup hasn't achieved the prominence that its TV originals have had. With the deal between Netflix and Disney ending after this year, there will be a hole where there was once a slew of big budget and animated movies for the company, and it will be interesting to see how the streaming service fills the gaps.
For now, one way seems to be through Robert Pattinson. To take a look at what other Netflix originals are coming up, peruse our Netflix schedule. And if you are an R-Patz fan for life, you can next catch the actor in Damsel, which is expected to hit theaters on June 22, 2018.