William Bradley Pitt, an American actor and film producer, was born on December 18, 1963. He has won numerous awards for his acting, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globe Awards, as well as a second Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a third Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for his production company, Plan B Entertainment. David Michôd’s 2019 epic war film The King is based on various plays from William Shakespeare’s Henriad. Michôd and Joel Edgerton wrote the screenplay, and they also produced the film alongside Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Liz Watts.
Timothée Chalamet, who plays the Prince of Wales and later King Henry V of England, leads an ensemble cast that includes Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie, Robert Pattinson, and Ben Mendelsohn.
The film follows Henry V’s ascension to the throne after his father’s death, as he navigates palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional ties that bind him to his past. On September 2, 2019, The King had its world premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, and on October 11, 2019, it was released digitally via Netflix.