Harry Styles is set to star in his first leading role in the new romantic drama My Policeman, a film adapted from Bethan Roberts’s acclaimed novel that follows an intoxicating love triangle between a man, a woman, and a policeman in the 1950s.
It’s not Styles’ first foray into acting, either. If you remember, he featured in Christopher Nolan’s war epic ‘Dunkirk‘, dazzling audiences with his overt ability to act (he’s not just a pretty boy, folks).
My Policeman, which will be available to stream via Amazon Prime, has been a pretty tight-lipped project, with very little revealed about what to expect from Styles – and the production itself… until now.
Amazon Prime has released its first teaser trailer of the new period drama, and it looks every bit as riveting as we expected.
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) June 15, 2022
The story is set in 1950s Brighton, England, where a woman named Marion (Ema Corrin) falls in love with a man named Tom (Styles). Years after they fall in love and get married, Tom finds himself in a wild romance with a man named Patrick (David Dawson), who is the catalyst for Tom questioning whether he should come out and be with Patrick – homophobia was rampant during the 1950s – or remain married to Marrion and keep his job as a policeman. Or can he live a secret double life?
Emma Corrin stars opposite Styles, best known for her role as Princess Diana in the Netflix hit series, The Crown. Tony-winning British theatre director Michael Grandage will take the helm as director, with Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) adapting the screenplay.
Some lucky viewers were privy to an advance test screening in San Diego earlier this year, giving rave reviews about the film – and Styles’ performance – on Twitter.
Harry gives a very nuanced performance- the stress and fear of being found out is palpable and heart wrenching. He shows real talent and depth as an actor. pic.twitter.com/8DvFLLuU8a
— My Policeman Updates 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@MypolicemanU) March 8, 2022
My Policeman will hit theatres October 21 followed by a streaming premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 4. Take a look at the teaser trailer below!