We are sure there are a lot of people out there who believe Harry Styles landed a role in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk‘ simply because he is Harry Styles. And that’s not exactly a crazy thing to think. There have been several musicians/athletes who have landed roles in movies because of their fame.
But Nolan insists that was not the case with Styles. As we all know, Nolan takes his work seriously, and he’s not the type to hire some former boy band member just to sell a few extra tickets at the box office.
During an interview with the LA Times, the 46-year-old director revealed Styles beat out thousands to land the role…
“When we put the cast together, we had some established names. But for the guys on the beach, we really wanted young unknowns. He’s not that unknown, but he’d never done anything as an actor before. So he auditioned. I auditioned literally thousands of young men with different combinations of young men. And he had it.”
Now obviously being in One Direction probably helped Styles get in the audition room, but it did NOT help him win the role, which is refreshing to hear.
For those who don’t know, Dunkirk tells the story of “Operation Dynamo, a daring plan to rescue 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by Nazis soldiers in Dunkirk during World War II.”
It’s scheduled to be released July 22, 2017. You can watch the trailer below…