Who knew that visionary director Christopher Nolan was a ‘Directioner.”

News reports have confirmed that the One Direction singer, Harry Styles, has been cast in new WW2 film from Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk.

Dunkirk will tell the story of the Dunkirk evacuation during World War 2, where a British fleet of 800 boats saved more than 335,000 soldiers.

This will be the feature film debut of Styles as he joins the likes of Tom Hardy, recent Academy award winner Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh who will also be starring in the action-thriller.

Also casted in the film is film newcomer Finn Whitehead.

The film is set to begin shooting in May and will be released in theaters July 21, 2017.

Hello! My name is Laura Dengrove. I am currently a Junior at Rutgers University, double majoring in Journalism/Media Studies and Cinema Studies. I am a film critic and interviewer by choice, professional Linda Belcher impersonator by birth.