If you want to sell a film, who better to star than Harry Styles? But if you really, really want mass hysteria over a film, it appears putting Harry Styles in a steamy sex scene is enough. Consider us: hysterical.
The Sun reports Styles will star in the new film My Policeman, an adaption of the 2012 novel of the same name. A source told the publication the 27-year-old will play gay policeman, Tim Burgess, and is set to go nude for a sex scene with co-star David Dawson, who play Burgess’ love interest, Patrick.
The insider added that Styles is excited for the new challenge.
“Harry will be having sex on screen and they want it to look as real as possible.
“Not much is going to be left to the imagination. Harry is throwing himself into this new role and is really excited about the challenge, even though it’s a daunting task.
“He always wants to do things that people wouldn’t expect and challenge what people think about him — and this film will really do that.”
Emma Corrin will appear alongside Styles and will serve as her first major role following The Crown. As for Styles, he made his acting debut in 2017 for Dunkirk and is currently filming in Los Angeles alongside Florence Pugh for the forthcoming drama, Don’t Worry Darling.
The 2012 novel in which My Policeman is based off of is written by Bethan Roberts. Set in Brighton in the 1950s and the 1990s, the storyline follows a heartbreaking love triangle between married couple, Tom (Styles), a gay policeman, who is in love with another man, and his wife Marion (Corrin).
The film will be distributed by Amazon with Tony and Olivier award-winner Michael Grandage set to direct the film. Production will commence in late 2021. Stay tuned for further updates.