Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Netflix's The King Coming this Fall

As an English history buff, I have been very excited to see Timothée Chalamet's The King, directed by David Michôd by Netflix. Filmed over a year ago, and having a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2nd, I am surprised that it has taken the film's lead actor to drop the one sheet poster of the film today. The actor is doing the studio's job! I'm put off by Netflix's nonchalant attitude towards this film. Shouldn't they have not only dropped this poster weeks ago when it was announced that The King would debut at Venice, and release the trailer this week? I'm sure The King will be an exciting and entertaining film, but it appears to me that Netflix has two other films on its Oscar campaign wish list, and The King isn't one of them, and they are treating it as so. I certainly hope this isn't the case and I'm proven wrong. All hail the King, all hail Timothée Chalamet for stepping up when his studio didn't!

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