Harry Styles and Emma Corrin Will Reportedly Star in Amazon’s My Policeman
After landing a starring role in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, Harry Styles will also take the lead in the film adaptation of My Policeman, the 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts. With yet another film project on the way, the former One Direction member is going full steam ahead in the acting lane—and this time, a breakout star from The Crown will join him. Here’s what to know.
My Policeman is a queer ’50s love story.
According to the book synopsis, the story focuses on a heartbreaking love triangle in 1950s Brighton, England: A woman named Marion falls in love with a man named Tom. Years later, Tom strikes up a romance with a man named Patrick after they meet at a museum. With homophobia rampant during the time period, it’s “safer” for Tom, a policeman, to marry Marion. So she and Patrick have to secretly share him, “until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.”
Deadline reports that the film adaptation begins in the 1990s. An encounter between the elderly Tom and Patrick spurs them to revisit their love affair 40 years prior. Further plot details for the onscreen drama are still unknown.
The Crown‘s Emma Corrin will star opposite Styles.
Best known for her explosive role as Princess Diana in Netflix’s hit series, Emma Corrin will star as Marion opposite Styles’s Tom, per Deadline. Her casting comes months after Lily James (Rebecca, Cinderella, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) was reportedly in negotiations for a female lead role. It’s still unclear who will play Patrick.
Tony-winning, British theater director Michael Grandage will take the helm and Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) adapted the screenplay.
Production reportedly starts this spring or summer.
And it’ll kick off in England, according to Collider. Amazon Studios bought the rights to the film, which means we could see it heading straight to streaming. No release date has been announced yet.
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