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Yes, you did read that headline correctly. One Direction singer, and all round global superstar, Harry Styles will be joining the cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War 2 drama, Dunkirk.

The Dark Knight director will once again joins forces with Warner Bros. for his next cinematic outing. A WW2 drama, the film will reportedly center on the British military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940.

dir. Christopher Nolan
dir. Christopher Nolan

According to Deadline, the pop idol will be making his acting debut alongside an ensemble of relatively unknown actors. Fear not though, there will be some star power with Oscar winning Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy all confirmed to be starring alongside the One Direction star.

Styles of course has got time on his hands following the bands hiatus following the end of their tour. With each member off to work on solo projects, it looks like Styles may have chosen to go down the path of acting.

Rylance, Hardy & Branagh
Rylance, Hardy & Branagh

This isn't the first time that Harry Styles has been linked with the acting world. It's long been rumoured that the British boy band member has a role lined up for season 2 of Scream Queens, and Harvey Weinstein previously revealed that he had offered the singer a role in Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever, but was turned down.

The studio are aiming for the film to hit cinemas for July 21, 2017. The film will mark Harry Styles feature debut, in a move that will surely be a financially rewarding experience for all involved. Directioners, you have a year and a bit to brush up on your WW2 knowledge...


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