All hail King Chalamet! The trailer for Netflix's The King is here, and it's taking the internet by storm thanks to Timothée Chalamet (and his bowl cut). The movie offers an updated take on Shakespeare's historical plays Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V, but the trailer mostly focuses on Chalamet as the titular royal figure. Chalamet is without question the star of the trailer and the movie, but Robert Pattinson and his striking hairstyle also caught fans' eyes. No matter who you're more excited to see, these tweets about The King trailer make it clear that fans can't stop watching it.
If watching a movie based on Shakespeare sounds like homework to you, don't worry. The filmmakers have made sure that The King is fit for a modern audience. Director David Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton co-wrote the script, and said they wanted to make sure that it would be fun and engaging to watch. Edgerton told IndieWire:
We’ve written Henry IV and Henry V as a period film but with our own dialogue. 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. I feel like, with complete deference to Shakespeare, there is something that happens when even the most intelligent people read Shakespeare. They feel stupid, because he does the kind of roundabout version of telling you simple things. So, we just wanted to let the audience understand what’s going on, and not just some people, but everybody.
It looks like the filmmakers won't have to worry about audiences wanting to see the movie, though. The trailer — which also includes appearances from stars Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris, and Lily-Rose Depp — is already super popular with fans on Twitter.
People are especially excited to bow down to Chalamet in all his royal glory. After roles in films like Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird, Chalamet has already cemented his place as both a talented actor and a hearthrob. The 23-year-old American actor does a British accent for the role in The King, and his fans are loving it.
Chalamet is everyone on the internet's favorite imaginary boyfriend right now. But before there was Chalamet, there was Pattinson, who rose to mega fame when he starred in the iconic Twilight series. He shows up in The King trailer as what looks like the villain, and Twitter is absolutely loving seeing him and Chalamet in the same movie.
Fans are also a little bit obsessed with Pattinson's new look for The King. His hair is short and blond, he's wearing a suit of armor, and he's apparently making everyone thirsty.
Luckily, fans won't have to wait too long to see more of both Chalamet and Pattinson serving up Shakespeare. The King will premiere in select theaters on Oct. 11 and it'll stream on Netflix on Nov. 1 — just in time for fans' love for Chalamet and Pattinson to keep them warm in the fall.