Former One Director member Harry Styles has certainly dominated much of this year’s celebrity news and buzz. He’s released his new album ‘Harry’s House’, danced on stage with Shania Twain dressed in a sequin jumpsuit at Coachella, and now, we have a release date for his upcoming film My Policeman.
My Policeman is based on the 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts, which goes by the same title. But what’s it actually about? Here’s everything we know about the movie so far…
Who will star in My Policeman?
Emma Corrin, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Princess Diana in The Crown, will be playing lead character Marion. Harry Styles has been cast as Tom, Marion’s husband.
Fans are excitedly anticipating Emma’s first major film role. Harry is more familiar with film sets, having starred in the 2016 film Dunkirk, but he’s also currently shooting Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling alongside Florence Pugh.
Emma and Harry were photographed on the beach in Brighton last year, dressed in 1950s outfits. Harry was also snapped in a retro policeman costume.
Peaky Blinders actor David Dawson will be playing a character named Patrick Hazelwood, while Rupert Everett will play the older Patrick. Homeland star Linus Roache will be playing the older version of Tom.
My Policeman is being directed by Michael Grandage.
What will the plotline be?
The novel is set in 1950s Brighton, England and follows a love triangle between Marion, Tom and Patrick. Marion, who’s a teacher, falls in love with her brother’s best friend, Tom. Years later, Tom begins a romance with Patrick after meeting him at a museum. With homosexuality still illegal in the UK, it’s deemed safer for Tom (who’s also a policeman) to marry Marion. So she and Patrick have to secretly share him ‘until one of them breaks’.
The film adaptation begins in the 1990s, according to Deadline, where an elderly Tom and Patrick revisit memories of their love affair.
To whet our appetite further, Amazon has just released a first look teaser trailer for the film (see below) and it looks every bit as good as we were promised.
When will My Policeman be released?
The film will be released in UK cinemas on 21 October 2022 and globally on Amazon Prime Video from 4 November 2022. We can’t wait!