One Direction Star Harry Styles And Newcomer Fionn Whitehead Eyed For Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'

After his amazing work on films such as The Dark Knight trilogy, The Prestige, Inception, and Interstellar, Christopher Nolan has become a director to look out for in Hollywood. The director is known for many things, most notably the very original and thought provoking ideas his films revolve around. That being said, his upcoming film Dunkirk will be stepping out of the mold, as it will be the first historical film Nolan directs following event that occurred during World War II. The movie already has quite the impressive cast may be adding two much younger stars, one of which is relatively unknown, while the other is a world renowned music star. 

Thats right, you read that headline right. According to Deadline, Christopher Nolan is looking to cast One Direction frontman Harry Styles in Dunkirk. Nolan has a tendency to go for big names for his leading roles, having landed Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio for his past films. But while the director has made it clear he wants to unknowns for the film's main leads, he is certainly looking to surround them with a big name supporting cast. Styles has most likely been offered the role of a British soldier in the film, and is not being looked at for the film's lead.
The idea of Styles branching into acting will come as a surprise to many, especially in a film as serious and top-tier as Dunkirk. Styles would be joining an impressive cast of proven film stars including Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bride of Spies), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), and Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing), which may be a bit intimidating for someone with no acting experience. Having said that, it would certainly be an impressive first film to have under his belt, and the timing is perfect considering One Direction is currently on break. We've seen band stars crossover into the film industry in the past with the likes of Justin Timberlake, so its possible Styles could replicate that kind of success. 
As for the film's lead, it has been widely reported that Nolan has two leading parts for the film and is looking for unknown young actors. One of these leads could now belong to unknown actor Fionn Whitehead, he only has one acting job to his credit on British mini-series Him. The Wrap has dropped the news the Nolan wants Whitehead for the part, although it is still unknown whether he has already been cast or not. 
So what do you think of Whitehead and Styles joining Dunkirk? Do you think Nolan is out of his mind for casting Styles? Let us know below!