Following their success working together on Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight trilogy, acclaimed Irish actor Cillian Murphy is reuniting once again with director Christopher Nolan on his latest project – Dunkirk. Nolan’s new project will follow the real life story of the Allied evacuation of Dunkirk at the start of the Second World War. The rescue, dubbed Operation Dynamo, saw Allied forces evacuate over 300,000 soldiers from the British and French armies back across the English Channel following their capture at the hands of the German army.
As of writing, Murphy’s role is as of yet unknown but he does join a stellar cast featuring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance. The movie will also feature relatively unknown starlets Jack Lowden, Fionn Whitehead and Aneurin Barnard. But what is possibly the oddest cast member is that of One Direction’s Harry Styles, who will make his feature length debut.
Nolan of course will be directing, using his script as well as co-producing alongside his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas. As has become a trademark of Nolan’s, he will be using traditional filming methods by utilising IMAX 65mm and releasing Dunkirk across various formats.
Filming begins in May, with a scheduled release date penned down for July of next year.