Christopher Nolan Wants Harry Styles for Movie Role
One Direction star Harry Styles has reportedly been offered a role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Dunkirk. The singer’s group is currently on hiatus and the 22-year-old has spoken about his desire to act in the past. He was offered a role in producer Harvey Weinstein’s film Tulip Fever, opposite Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz, and Zach Galifianakis, but Styles was committed to touring with One Direction and had to pass up the opportunity.
“I’m sure Harry won’t be turning be down the next role I offer him…,” Weinstein said last year. “(He is) like Errol Flynn – he’s got that swashbuckling charm.” The role was filled by Glee star Matthew Morrison, but he is now being eyed for a part alongside Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hardy. Specifics surrounding Styles’ role are being kept under wraps. Dunkirk revolves around the World War II evacuation of Allied troops in 1940. The film is slated for release next year. In addition to the movie role, Styles is also rumored to be heading to Lea Michele’s TV show Scream Queens. “I also heard a rumor that he (Harry) may (join the show),” she told InStyle magazine last year. “I don’t know if this is true, but (creator Ryan Murphy) said at a press thing recently that he is talking to a male pop star to come for next year… If it’s Harry Styles, everybody better calm down… I love One Direction. Everybody knows this.”