Did Christopher Nolan just cast Harry Styles in new WW2 movie Dunkirk?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2016 13:10 IST
Harry Styles hasn’t been offered the lead.

Just one day after casting total newcomer Fionn Whitehead as the lead, Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk has offered a role to one of the most popular faces on the planet: One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Read: Christopher Nolan casts total unknown Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Deadline reports that the pop star has been offered a supporting part in the film, which is about to start filming in the next few months. It will mark Styles’ cinematic debut, after he turned down a part in Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever.

Read: Will Harry Styles take up acting during hiatus from One Direction?

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Dunkirk is based on Operation Dynamo, a mass rescue of Allied troops in 1940s France. It will be the first time the Dark Knight and Inception director will tackle a war movie.

Read: Christopher Nolan’s next film based on a true World War II story

The film also stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance in supporting roles. Returning crew members are Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema who will shoot the picture of IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm film, and composer Hans Zimmer. The film has been scheduled for a July 21 release next year.

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