It looks like One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles is the latest pop star to make the transition from music to film. It’s not a shabby feature film debut either.
After rumours arose that the One Direction star had been offered a part in the upcoming film, Variety has now confirmed that Styles is set to join Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated WW2 drama Dunkirk.
He will be showcasing his acting talents alongside class acts like Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and recent Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Rising star Fionn Whitehead will also be making his feature film debut.
Hardy, Rylance and Branagh will be playing supporting roles, while the lead roles will be given to unknowns. It is believed that Whitehead is one of the two unknown leads, Whitehead a member of the National Youth Theatre has only one acting credit to his name; an upcoming ITV supernatural drama, Him.
It is unsure how Styles fits into all of this, and no further details surrounding his role have been revealed. Reports seem to believe that it is not a leading role. But we will keep you updated as more news surfaces. Dunkirk is currently slated for a July 21, 2017 release.