For Timothée Chalamet, becoming 'The King' was terrifying

For Timothée Chalamet, becoming 'The King' was terrifying
Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The King' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet is already one of the most acclaimed young actors working today, but he says that the prospect playing Young Henry V in “The King” was terrifying.

“The King” premieres Monday at the Venice International Film Festival before it launches in theaters on Oct. 11 and then on Netflix on Nov. 1.

Chalamet said he was drawn to the project simply because it was out of his wheelhouse. The 23-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar, but he’s never done stunts, worked with swords or played a role quite like this.

He said he learned a lot by watching his co-stars Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Henry IV, and Sean Harris.

Australian director David Michôd co-wrote the script with Joel Edgerton, who plays Falstaff.