Timothee Chalamet to film Henry V movie in Hungary
Timothee Chalamet (pictured) will star as 15th century monarch Henry V in Netflix movie The King that is set to film largely in Hungary.
David Michod directs and wrote the script with actor Joel Edgerton, who will co-star in the film. The movie is produced by Plan B Entertainment, co-founded by Brad Pitt.
Michod and Pitt have worked with Netflix before on modern war movie War Machine.
The King will reportedly focus on the decisive Battle of Agincourt of 1415, which became a key victory for Henry V and his armies in the country’s Hundred Years’ War with France.
Longbows were a central feature of Henry’s army and helped turn Agincourt into an iconic historical event of the Middle Ages.
Most of The King is scheduled for production in Hungary, with a few weeks of filming also planned to take place in the UK.
Budapest is a key Eastern European production hub and offers a 25% filming incentive. The country recently hosted scenes for a UK TV production of period story Vanity Fair and Budapest has been used for high-profile shoots including Blade Runner 2049, Atomic Blonde and The Alienist.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Hungary.
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