Sunday, March 13, 2016

Harry Styles and newcomer Fionn Whitehead in talks for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'

Christopher Nolan is one of the greatest living filmmakers in the world today, and whenever he makes a new film, talented actors sign up quickly. Films like The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar attracted large casts, filled with actors like Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and even more. Nolan can basically work with any actor on the planet. But for his next film, the U.K.-born filmmaker seems to be taking a decidedly more British vibe. Dunkirk, the tale of the British operation that saved the Allies near the beginning of World War II, will star Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance. All great actors, but no mega-stars like DiCaprio or McConaughey. According to some new reports, Nolan has no plans to change that, and will be rounding out the cast of his new film with some talented young actors who could emerge as rising stars from this epic war tale.

On Thursday, The Wrap exclusively reported that newcomer Fionn Whitehead is Nolan's top choice to star in Dunkirk. Whitehead's only acting experience is an ITV miniseries entitled Him. In the report, Wrap journalist Jeff Sneider mentions that the deal might not go through, but Nolan certainly wants to cast the young actor. Later in the week, Deadline reported that One Direction star Harry Styles is also in talks for a supporting role in the film. Although it isn't rare for a major pop star to take their talents to the big screen, the British singer has never starred in a major motion picture before. Finally, Variety added later in the week that Jack Lowden and Aneurin Barnard have joined the film's cast as well. I don't really know much about any of these actors, so I don't want to pass judgment on any of these guys. All I know is that I trust Nolan no matter what. I'm tremendously excited for Dunkirk and I can't wait to see Nolan's first foray into the war genre. The film will debut on July 21, 2017.

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