Singer and One Direction, Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead will star in Christopher Nolan’s World War II action-thriller “Dunkirk.”
They will act along side Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh, british actors Jack Lowden and Aneurin Barnard in the film, which is based on the British military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940. “Dunkirk” will mark their feature film debuts.
According to an exclusive report by Variety in December, Nolan had come on to direct and produce the film with his longtime partner Emma Thomas. The duo have been conducting an extensive casting search.
“Dunkirk” will be shot on a combination of Imax 65mm and 65mm large format film. Shooting is scheduled to start in May at many of the locations where the true-life events actually happened.
“Dunkirk” will start showing at theaters from July 21, 2017.
The 22 year old singer-soon-to-be-actor,Styles, joined the group One Direction in 2010. The band, has put out five studio albums and was the subject of the 2013 Morgan Spurlock documentary “One Direction: This Is Us,” which grossed $68 million worldwide.
Newbie Whitehead starred in ITV’s three-part horror-drama “Him.” Lowden acted in BBC-Weinstein Company’s ‘War and Peace” and Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom.” Barnard portrayed King Richard in the BBC-Starz miniseries “The White Queen.”
Deadline Hollywood first broke the news about the offer to Styles.