Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson Bring The Novel My Policeman To Life
Styles' latest film follows a closeted cop and his struggles during a time in which his sexuality was illegal.
Last week we finally got a taste of what’s to come in Harry Styles’ budding film career after Amazon released promotional photos for an upcoming project. In addition to Olivia Wilde’s highly anticipated Don’t Worry Darling, the pop sensation is starring in Michael Grandage’s My Policeman alongside Emma Corrin and David Dawson. The script, written by Ron Nyswaner, is an adaptation of the novel with the same name.
The plot, set in 1957, follows a closeted cop named Tom Burgess (played by Styles) and the early stages of his relationship with a schoolteacher Marion (Corrin), while simultaneously beginning an affair with a museum curator named Patrick (Dawson). After suppressing his feelings for Patrick, he decides to marry Marion to avoid scrutiny; the film enforces the idea that LGBTQ+ relationships were illegal in the 1950s.
In conjunction with Styles, Corrin, and Dawson, another trio participates in the film to portray the older version of Tom, Marion, and Patrick. Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett will depict a 40-year time jump in which Patrick (Everett) is taken in by Marion (McKee) after suffering a stroke. Unfortunately, this endeavor proves to cause a strain between Tom (Roache) and Marion. While the photos released by Amazon last week fail to depict both trios, we got a glimpse of the 1950s love triangle.
Between the release of Don’t Worry Darling, My Policeman, and his tour, Harry Styles is set to have a busy Autumn season!