Christopher Nolan Directing WWII Thriller ‘Dunkirk’

It looks as though Christopher Nolan’s next movie will be ‘Dunkirk’ – a World War II thriller inspired by Operation Dynamo.

According to Variety, the 45-year-old British filmmaker will be taking the helm of ‘Dunkirk’, his own original screenplay based on historical events.

“Christopher Nolan looks to be headed to France during World War II for his next project,” they revealed. “The story is set during the legendary evacuation of the northern French city during WWII.”

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“We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time,” said Greg Silverman of Warner Bros. “‘Dunkirk’ is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen.”

According to Variety, ‘Dunkirk’ will involve a ‘large scale’ production, shot with a combination of 65mm and 65mm IMAX for maximum immersion. Shooting will reportedly begin in May, heading out to the locations of real-life events.

But who will star in the upcoming WWII drama?

“Nolan and his casting department recently began testing teenagers in London for lead roles,” they explained. “But the director also wanted to nail down some choices for the few adult roles in the film before the holiday.”

“Insiders say the yet-to-be cast unknowns will lead the cast, but that Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy are in talks to join the ensemble.”

‘Dunkirk’ heads to cinemas on 21 July 2017.

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