Christopher Nolan has made a World War II movie, and it will feature Harry Styles in his first film role. That’s not something I thought I would ever type, but it’s 2016 and nothing really makes sense anymore. We have to embrace the madness or it’ll eat us for dinner.
The movie will tell the story of Operation Dynamo: “a last-ditch effort to evacuate 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by Nazi troops in the French seaport of Dunkirk.”
One of the unique things about this particular story is that it hasn’t been told on the big screen, so Nolan’s first adventure into the crowded World War II arena will be a unique one. That doesn’t mean it will be good, but at least it will be fresh.
Dunkirk stars Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden and the aforementioned Mr. Styles. This teaser trailer is the ultimate tease. It doesn’t reveal any story details, but it’s pretty tense for such a short clip, which is a good sign. Another good sign? Nolan tried to keep things as authentic as possible. Most of the film was shot in Dunkirk and he was reportedly given $5 million to purchase a vintage World War II aircraft.
The film will hit a theater near you July 21, 2017.