One Direction singer Harry Styles will be making his debut in films with Christopher Nolan?s World War II action-thriller ?Dunkirk?. Along with him, Fionn Whitehead would be screen space in the upcoming movie.
The film also stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh and it centers around the British military evacuation of the French city of DunKirk in 1940.
In December, it was reported by Variety exclusively that Nolan in association with his longtime partner Emma Thomas would be directing and producing the film, for which they duo had been conducting an extensive casting search.
The publication also notes that the production team would shoot at locations where the true-life event actually took place and it is scheduled to begin from May. ?Dunkirk? is reported to be shot in a combination of Imax 665mm and 65mm large format.
During World War II, more than 800 boats of British fleet were quickly assembled to save nearly 335,00 stranded soldiers, who were cut-off by the German Army. The historical even was remembered for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill?s speech in Parliament.
?We shall fight on beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender,? Churchill told as the rescue mission was concluding.
?Dunkirk? will arrive in theaters on July 21, 2017.
The 22-year-old Styles joined the band called One Direction in 2010. Until now, the famous band has released five studio albums. In 2013, a documentary was even made on the band by Morgan Spurlock and it was named ?One Direction: This Is Us?. The documentary was widely acclaimed and had grossed $68 million worldwide.
However, this is not the first time that Harry Styles was offered a film role. Previously he was offered a role historical drama Tulip Fever opposite Cara Delevingne, Christoph Waltz, and Dame Judi Dench, but he turned down the offer, OK! Magazine reported.
His co-star, Whitehead is a newcomer and has previously appeared in ITV?s three-part horror-drama ?Him.?