Harry Styles Is in Talks to Star in My Policeman Film AdaptationSeptember 19, 2020
Harry Styles is ready to take Hollywood by storm. The singer is reportedly in negotiations for a lead role in the film adaptation of My Policeman, the 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts. The reports arrive just a week after Styles’s starring role in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling was announced. With yet another film project on the way, the former One Direction member is going full steam ahead in the acting lane.
Here’s what to know of the yet-untitled feature.
It’s a queer ’50s love story.
The synopsis for the book My Policeman reveals the story is set in 1950s Brighton, England. A woman named Marion falls in love with a man named Tom, but years later, Tom strikes up a romance with Patrick, who he meets at a museum. Because of homophobia during the time period, it’s “safer” for Tom, a policeman, to marry Marion, but she and Patrick “must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.”
According to Deadline, the story begins with an encounter between Tom and Patrick in their old age in the 1990s, which spurs them to revisit their love affair 40 years prior. Exact plot details for the onscreen drama are still unknown.
Lily James may costar.
James (Rebecca, Cinderella, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) is also in negotiations to star as a female lead, Collider reports, likely as Marion. Tony-winning, British theater director Michael Grandage will take the helm and Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) will write the screenplay.
Production stars summer 2021.
And it’ll kick off in England, according to Collider. Amazon Studios bought the rites to the film, which means we could see it heading straight to streaming. No release date has been announced yet.
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