Everything We Know So Far About The Upcoming Harry Styles Film ‘Dunkirk’

Your one-stop for information about the One Direction star's big acting role.

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That's right, One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles is appearing in a new blockbuster film this summer. Here's everything you need to know... 

What Is The Harry Styles Film Dunkirk About?

This is obviously a stupid question, but it seems some viewers need to get to grips with their history books, as the trailer cause a small furore upon release, because some young fans commented that they didn’t know what Dunkirk was. For the hard of learning, it the WWII tale of British, French and Belgian socials evacuated from Dunkirk to escape from the Nazis.

In his “We shall fight them on the beaches” speech, Winston Churchill described the evacuation as “a miracle of deliverance”.

Is there a trailer?

There is – and here it be.With over 18 million YouTube views, it suggests excitement about the film is high indeed, and you’ll be hard pushed to hear one character says, “You can practically see it from here – home”, without being moved.\

Who has directed the film?

It’s been made by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (below), the man behind The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception . Needless to say, the man knows a thing or two about making absolutely amazing movies.

 Christopher Nolan

Is Harry Styles an actor?

He is now! This will the pop star’s first acting role, and some might expect him to be a bit green around the gills, but emerging thespian has the seal of approval from a big name. Acclaimed BFG actor Mark Rylance, who stars alongside Harry, has explained that the singer has a “gift”.

He also said: "What's really surprised me is he's really witty, really funny - he really makes me laugh. He's been ever so brave, not making any fuss.

Rylance added: "He seems remarkable ... one of those people who has – Sean Penn has it too – a kind of panache. I look at them and think, 'How did you get that? How do you get so that life is easy?' But he has got a lovely, lovely character.”

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Who else is in Dunkirk?

As well as Rylance, the film will feature Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and James D’Arcy from Broadchurch . So, Harry’s joining some serious talent here, but we’re sure he’s got the chops to stand alongside them.

What age rating will the film have?

Young Directioners, we’ve some worrying news for you: you might not be able to watch Dunkirk . Given the gravity of the subject matter, that’s understandable, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of youngsters disappointed that they won’t be able to see Harry in action on the big screen.

The British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has yet to pass a rating, but Dunkirk has received a PG-13 in America, which means children can see the film, but only if accompanied by an adult. This suggests is could receive a 12 or 15 rating in the UK.

Alternatively, it could receive a 12A, the UK equivalent of a PG-13. For the sake of Directioners everywhere, let’s all cross our fingers.

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Wait, has Harry had a makeover for the role?

Those luscious locks are gone in favour of a cropped 'do, as was the style at the time in which the film is set. Here's a fairly comprehensive collection of snaps of his new look.

When is Dunkirk released?

Get to your local cinema on 21 July 2017 to see Harry in action.

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