Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ben has joined the cast of the Netflix film ‘The King’, which begins filming this week. He joins Robert Pattinson, Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, and Lily-Rose Depp in the David Michod film.
David Michod, the director behind Netflix’s War Machine as well as crime drama Animal Kingdom, is helming the production, which begins June 1 in the U.K., and wrote the script with Edgerton.
Plan B is producing along with Liz Watts, who produced Michod’s Animal Kingdom as well as The Rover. Edgerton and Michod are also producing.
According to Netflix, The King is based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V, focusing on a young and disgraced prince Hal (aka the future King Henry the V) who “inherits the crown and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff.”
Chalamet is playing Hal, while Edgerton is Falstaff.
Pattinson will play The Dauphin, who is a French duke; Mendelsohn will play King Henry IV; Depp will portray Princess Catherine, daughter of the French king, who marries Hal; and Harris will step into the shoes of William.
In other news, it was recently announced that Ben and Essie Davis are starring in an Australian film set to film in the summer:
Production is due to get underway this summer on the Screen Australia-backed movie which is set to be directed by first-timer Shannon Murphy. Pic is being produced by Alex White and executive produced by Jan Chapman (The Piano). The bittersweet comedy charts the story of a couple who realize their seriously ill teenage daughter has fallen in love with a drug dealer.
READY PLAYER ONE is coming out on DVD/Bluray on July 24th, with plenty of special featurettes including:
– The ’80’s: You’re The Inspiration
– Game Changer: Cracking the Code
– Effects for a Brave New World
– Level Up: Sound for the Future
– High Score: Endgame
– Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure