by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Christopher Nolan is one of those filmmakers whose work I will follow regardless of the genre or who stars in it (although it does help that he attracts some real A-list talent). His diverse portfolio and eye for detail make for some amazing cinematic experiences.
So it’s nice to hear that he’s finally decided on his next project. Variety broke the news that Nolan’s next film will be the war film Dunkirk, which will tell the story of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of surrounded British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.
The story of Dunkirk is a point of pride in the UK, with the story inspiring the 1958 film starring Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee and John Mills.
And a trio of top talent have been named in connection with the film. Apparently Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are being courted for roles in the film. However these three won’t be the leads. The Wrap reports that while they’ll be in the film, possibly as high ranking military officers, Nolan is already screen-testing teenagers in the hopes of casting some talented unknowns for his film.
Filming is set to start in the actual city of Dunkirk this May and Nolan will be working from an original script that he penned.
This film ends a couple months of speculation after Warner Bros set the date for an untitled Christopher Nolan film back in early September.
Dunkirk is set to hit theaters July 21, 2017.