Since starring in last year’s Greta Gerwig-directed Ladybird and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name while nabbing his first Academy Award nomination and the tag of breakout actor, Timothée Hal Chalamet’s star has been on the rise.
More to the point, his first role since starring in two Academy Award nominated films in 2017 has now been revealed.
As Deadline reports, the young actor will next star in the titular role in an upcoming Netflix film, The King. Said to be directed by David Michôd, who also directed Netflix’s War Machine with Brad Pitt in the lead, the film will see Chalamet essaying the role of a young Henry V.
“After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably,” reports Deadline on the synopsis.
The film will be produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company along with director Michôd and Joel Edgerton, who co-wrote the script.
Chalamet will be working with Pitt’s company for a second time with The King. His first project was the upcoming Felix Von Groeningen-directed Amazon Studios drama, Beautiful Boy. In the drama, he stars alongside Steve Carell as a meth addict with the film chronicling his struggle with the disease. Chalamet will next be seen in Woody Allen’s all-star upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York. Whether or not he gets the Oscar is not the point. With these projects in the pipeline, it looks like its upwards and onwards for Chalamet.