June 19, 2018 2.11 pm This story is over 39 months old

Lincoln Cathedral turned into The King film set

Will you be star spotting?

Hollywood meets history at Lincoln Cathedral next week when film crews descend to shoot scenes for new Netflix movie The King.

Preparations have already begun in the nave of the cathedral, which will welcome crew and cast, including a number of local extras, on Monday June 25.

Signs appeared on Castle Hill, between the city’s castle and cathedral, to explain that street furniture was being removed to make way for filming.

Stars listed for the Medieval film, which boasts producers including Brad Pitt, include Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet, Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton, as well as Robert Pattinson and Lily-Rose Depp.

Street furniture was removed to make way for film crews.

Also producing alongside Brad Pitt is Dede Garder and Jeremy Kleiner, and it’s directed by David Michod (War Machine, Animal Kingdom).

Edgerton is said to have already been on board as a writer for the movie, co-penning to script with Michod.

Photo: Jacob White

The story is based on Shakespeare adaptations of Henry IV and V.

Chalamet (Call me by Your Name) plays a young, disgraced prince who inherits the crown and must learn what it is to be king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton – The Great Gatsby).

Being in his late 20s, Here V was reluctant to the throne and ruled over England when it was on the brink of war with France.

Robert Pattinson (Twilight) is set to play the French Dauphin, while Depp will play the French Princess Catherine.

Excitement is building as Lincoln’s Gothic cathedral, which dates back to 1072, could become the setting for a royal coronation or palace drama.

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