Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).
Did You Know?
The Dauphin's (Robert Pattinson) heavily French-accented English was intentional to better insult and disrespect Chalamet's King Henry. Director/writer David Michod cast Pattinson very early in the writing process because he needed the Dauphin to "pop out", stating: "I love Rob (Pattinson) and how bold he is - I wanted him to go nuts with it. His whole purpose is to be a jerk and to just torment Hal (Chalamet). So I kind of needed him to be a larger-than-life jerk. He needed to be ridiculous." See more