Harry Styles may be a singing legend, but he’s been bitten by the acting bug too. His next movie My Policeman is enough proof.
Making his big-screen debut in 2017’s Dunkirk, Harry jumped on to Don’t Worry Darling which wrapped in February 2021. But there’s no stopping for Harry. He will be returning to the screens in another movie titled My Policeman.
First announced in September, last year, My Policeman features Styles as Tom Burgess, the titular policeman. The story follows his character – a closeted gay man, as he marries a woman named Marion (Emma Corrin) while carrying on a relationship with a museum curator named Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson).
Based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, My Policeman is a period piece timelining in both the 1950s and the 1990s. The ‘Fine Line’ singer will play a young Tom, while Linus Roache will take on the role for the later years of the story. As in the book, it is set in a seaside town in the southern part of England where some filming has already occurred.
Harry Styles is no novice when it comes to acting. Christopher Nolan, who directed Harry’s first film, couldn’t stop gushing about his skills. . “The truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table,” he told the Associated Press in 2017.
Olivia Wilde, Don’t Worry Darling’s director and Harry’s current love interest, agrees that the singer has an excellent knack for acting too.
Everything to know about Harry’s My Policeman
When will it be released?
The movie doesn’t have a release date yet. However, with filming underway since April 2021, it may hit theaters before the end of the year. Amazon Studios holds the film’s distribution rights, meaning that it will likely become available via its streaming service.
What’s the plot?
While there’s a lot to follow, one of the main themes in My Policeman would be homo***uality. Homo***uality was illegal in the U.K. until 1967, so when the earlier parts of the movie take place, Patrick and Tom’s romance puts them in danger of prosecution. It’s not clear yet what time period the later portions will cover, but in the book, the action picks up in the 1990s, when Patrick, now much older and infirm, arrives at Marion and Tom’s home for a visit.
What happened to Harry Styles’ tattoos?
Given that Harry is playing a police officer from the 50s, a tattooed body seems out of question. We have to agree, the production and make-up team did an excellent job at that. Recently photographed swimming in Bridgeton for one of the scenes, 60+ of Harry’s tattoos were surprisingly hidden.
Who will be Harry’s love interest?
Emma Corrin, who plays his wife, has already been photographed sharing a steamy kiss with the heartthrob. Additionally, Tom’s other love interest Dawson was seen frolicking on the beach with the singer. Given that their characters are supposed to be lovers, an onscreen chemistry seems probable.
My Policeman is directed by veteran theater director Michael Grandage. He has previously won a Tony in 2010 for his work on the play Red. Ron Nyswaner, whose Philadelphia screenplay earned him an Oscar nomination, wrote the script, and Greg Berlanti, cocreator of the CW’s Arrowverse, is one of the film’s producers.