Can you believe the filmmaker didn't know how famous the singer was?
Apparently, being a thrice Oscar nominated filmmaker does not mean you are always completely up to date with all pop culture developments. In fact, Christopher Nolan barely knew who Harry Styles was before casting him in his first movie 'Dunkirk', and only really heard his name through the kids.
Harry Styles on the set of 'Dunkirk'
If you were wonderng whether or not the One Direction star won his role solely because he's super famous and would appeal to a young demographic, you'd be mistaken. Christopher Nolan, who wrote and directed forthcoming World War II thriller 'Dunkirk', insists that his focus was only on Harry's proficiency as the character of Alex.
In one of the biggest military disasters in British history, 400,000 soldiers found themselves stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk in France in 1940 in the midst of World War II. Their journey was about releasing the allied France from the grip of the Germans, but when they find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, with nowhere left to hide their options become limited. Determined not to surrender to the Nazis, an incredible emergency evacuation begins as bomb after bomb is dropped on the fleeing men. The Royal Air Force and British Navy vessels rush to the aid of their trapped troops, as well as boats from brave civilians, and together they manage to save over 300,000 men from the terrifying attack in Operation Dynamo.
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The One Direction singer will make his acting debut in the Christopher Nolan drama.
If anyone thought that Harry Styles was cast in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Dunkirk because of his star power rather than his acting skills, then you might be about to be proved wrong. Styles’ co-star in the film, Cillian Murphy, has come out in praise of the singer-turned-actor, saying he’ll be ‘terrific’ in the role.
Cillian Murphy thinks Harry Styles will be ‘terrific’ in Dunkirk
Speaking to the Radio Times Murphy said: "Harry Styles is great. I had very few scenes with Harry but we got to hang out and I've got to say he's a great, great kid, and really, really funny.”
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But neither are Tom Hardy Mark Rylance, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy.
On Friday the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming WWII epic Dunkirk dropped, showing us our first glimpses of the Dark Knight director’s first film since 2014’s Interstellar. But for some, Dunkirk is about something else entirely, because the film features the acting debut of One Direction’s Harry Styles.
Harry Styles filming Dunkirk
As usual when anything vaguely One Direction-y happens, their army of fans were out in force on social media and on Friday they weren’t happy. After being teased with photos of Harry and his new short hair filming scenes from the movie, the heartthrob was nowhere to be found in the just under a minute long trailer.
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The Second World War movie is set to arrive in 2017.
A first glimpse of Christopher Nolan's forthcoming World War 2 film 'Dunkirk' has finally arrived in the form of a 1 minute announcement video, though we don't get to see any of the film's major stars. Still, it makes for an ominous and spine-tingling introduction.
Harry Styles stars in 'Dunkirk'
The trailer opens with a shot of the beach at Dunkirk in France. Smoke billows across the sky in the distance as a smattering of soldiers are stationed at the shoreline. One man is seen dumping part of his kit on the ground as he approaches the water. Dead bodies are lined up, shrouded in blankets and sand. Troops fill landing crafts and watch as warplanes soar overhead, threatening destruction.
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'Dunkirk' is slated for a July 21st, 2017 release, and features an impressive and growing cast list.
Esteemed filmmaker Christopher Nolan has confirmed more additions to the cast list for his upcoming epic Dunkirk, adding ‘Peaky Blinders’ stars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy as well as One Direction’s Harry Styles to the project.
Nolan has already begun filming the World War II action thriller in the village of Dunkirk in France, the site of the massive military evacuation that signalled the end of Britain’s initial attempt to repel Nazi Germany in France. Filming will also take place in Holland and Los Angeles.
The three actors join Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden and Barry Keoghan.
Christopher Nolan - Filming takes place on the Christopher Nolan directed war movie 'Dunkirk' in the exact spot where, 76 years ago to this week, 100,000 soldiers were evacuated. During filming a number of locals were stopped from entering the beach with one person in a land yacht coming very close to driving straight across the set. Three warships circled off the coast adding to the war-like atmosphere while cast members held up cutouts of soldiers to create the illusion of more people in battle. - Dunkirk, France - Monday 23rd May 2016
The One Direction star could be about to make the jump to the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s 'Dunkirk'.
With One Direction currently on hiatus everyone is wondering what they boy’s next move will be. For heartthrob Harry Styles it looks as if he could be about to embark on a new career as an actor, after landing his first movie role.
Is Harry about to become a movie star?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry has been cast in Christopher Nolan's WWII action thriller project Dunkirk. The film centers on the British military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940, where a British fleet of more than 800 boats saved more than 335,00 soldiers who had been cut off by the German Army.
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A teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming sci-fi series, ‘Westworld’, has been released.
HBO has released its first teaser trailer for its upcoming series, Westworld. The trailer was aired before the season two finale of True Detective on Monday (10th July). In typical HBO fashion, the series promises to be action packed, visually impressive and featuring a hugely talented cast.
Anthony Hopkins at the L.A. premiere of Thor: Dark World in November 2013.
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Christopher Nolan made some sweet cash from 'Interstellar'.
Christopher Nolan grew 300 acres of corn for his sci-fi epic Interstellar before selling it on for a profit. In trying to create the dust bowl setting for the movie, Nolan poached an idea from Clark Kent's upbringing in Man of Steel - which he also produced.
Christopher Nolan grew 500 acres of corn for his movie Interstellar
Nolan said he phoned Superman director Zack Synder and asked about the specifics of growing a field full of corn.
The ‘Penny Dreadful’ star has spoken to Playboy about the roles he turned down in Hollywood.
Back in the late 90s and early 2000s Josh Hartnett was the man of the moment, after starring in blockbusters Pearl Harbour and Black Hawk Down. But by the mid-2000s the teen heartthrob seemed to disappear from the Hollywood mainstream, after turning down a number of high profile gigs.
Josh Hartnett turned down the chance to play Batman
Now Hartnett is back in the spotlight, starring in Showtime series ‘Penny Dreadful’, which begins its second season next month. Speaking to Playboy, the now 36 year old opened up about the early years of his career and if he had any regrets about the roles he turned down.
'Interstellar' was the second best film of the year according to Metacritic users. Oh, and also the most overrated.
Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar, which divided critics earlier this year though won acclaim for its innovative techniques, has been voted 2014's most overrated movie by users on review aggregating website Metacritic. For the fifth straight year, the website invited users to list their favourite movies, games, TV shows, albums and songs of the past calendar year.
Matthew McConaughey [L] and Anne Hathaway [R] star in Interstellar
Richard Linklater's Oscar-frontrunner Boyhood was the highest scoring new movie in Metacritic history, while Nolan's Interstellar finished second (but more on that later). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and horror hit The Babadook closed out the Top 10.
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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' has topped the US Box Office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, earning more than $56 million.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has remained at the top of the US Box Office, for the second week in a row, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (27th-30th November).
Jennifer Lawrence in Mockingjay - Part 1.
'Interstellar' has come in for criticism for its sound mix, but Christopher Nolan says its intentional.
Interstellar is a big hit for Paramount. Make no mistake about it. Despite mixed reviews, very few have disagreed with the opinion that the sci-fi epic is Christopher Nolan's most visually impressive project to date and the box-office numbers have been strong. However, not everyone has been so enamoured with all of the technical achievements of this blockbuster.
'Interstellar' has been another success for Nolan, though some audiences have complained about the sound quality in certain scenes
Last week, one cinema in New York posted a notice confirming that its equipment was in fully working order after some complaints regarding the sound mix. In particular, viewers struggled to hear dialogue featuring Michael Caine revealing key information to Jessica Chastain's from his hospital bed.
Brainy blockbuster maestro Christopher Nolan heads into deep space with this epic adventure, which is packed with thoughtful ideas and big emotions even if the plot wobbles badly in the middle. But although it ultimately feels somewhat forced, the film is still a mesmerising exploration of parenthood and survival, bending time and gravity in ways that keep our brains spinning. And the seamless visual effects combine with some wrenching performances to make it unmissable.
It opens in a future America where a desperation for food has overtaken the need for technology and innovation. Which is a problem for Nasa pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who is now working a massive corn farm that he runs with his father (John Lithgow). Then Cooper and his daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) discover a gravitational anomaly that leads them to a secret base run by father and daughter scientists Brand and Amelia (Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway), who are looking for a new home planet for humanity since Earth is dying. So Cooper joins up and heads through a wormhole with Amelia and crew (Wes Bentley and David Gyasi). Meanwhile, Murph (who grows up to be Jessica Chastain) gets involved in the project back on earth, wondering if her dad will ever return home as he promised.
The first act of the story is a beautiful depiction of yearning for discovery, that innate curiosity that drives people to do crazy things in the hopes of pushing the humanity forward (or in this case, saving it). Nolan directs this section beautifully, with sharp editing propelling the story out into space with real energy and passion. But once they begin visiting other planets, there are some extended episodes that feel oddly contrived, including an encounter that leads to unexplained violence, explosions and melodrama. These kinds of things undermine the characters' motivations to the point where the audience just has to take Nolan's word for it and ride it out, even as the underlying ideas begin to lose their weightiness.
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McConaughey wept whilst watching 'Interstellar' - so you will too.
Matthew McConaughey says he cried three times whilst watching his latest movie Interstellar and also shed a tear while filming the sci-fi epic. The Oscar-winning actor plays a widowed engineer who travels into space to explore a newly discovered wormhole and the 45-year-old admitting that the final product left him in tears.
Matthew Mcconaughey [L] says he cried three times whilst watching 'Interstellar'
"I watched it, and I cried three times," McConaughey told People magazine at the New York City premiere Monday.
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Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas - Photo's of the stars as they arrived at the New York premiere of Sci-Fi action movie 'Interstellar' held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014
Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas - Photographs of the Hollywood stars as they attended the UK Premiere of Sci-Fi movie 'Interstellar' The premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014
Matthew McConaughey says 'Interstellar' is the wildest ride he's ever seen on screen.
Matthew McConaughey has called Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi epic Interstellar "wilder than any other ride" seen on screen. Anticipation for the space-exploration blockbuster has been building for months and now, after reactions from numerous preview screenings began leaking out, things are reaching fever pitch.
McConaughey himself talked up the movie at the Los Angeles premiere, saying on the red-carpet: "It's wilder than any other ride I've seen on film and that's what it is, it's a hell of a ride."
'Interstellar' is one of the most anticipated movies of the year - but is it going to be as good as we assumed?
Depending on which critic you generally listen to for your movie recommendations, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is either a genuine masterpiece, full of verve, energy and jaw-dropping visuals, or it's a turgid, shallow sci-fi with cheap, hokey sentimentalism.
Matthew Mcconaughey [L] plays a widowed engineer in Chrstopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'
The big-budget movie stars Matthew McConaughey as a widowed engineer who travels into space to embark on a voyage through a black hole. They're the places in space where gravity pulls so much that light can't get out. They're also invisible - despite being the size of 1 million suns together.
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'Interstellar' is outpacing 'Inception' in pre-sales and should take over $50 million on debut.
We're still three weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's shadowy movie Interstellar, but speculation is already hotting up regarding the potential of this big-budget sci-fi epic. The plot remains a mystery - other than the fact that it will include ecological cataclysms and wormholes - and it's that intrigue that is driving the growing publicity campaign.
As Variety notes, Nolan has essentially become a brand in himself - a tag that could previously only be attributed to Spielberg and Scorsese - and Interstellar is tracking to make more than $50 million as word-of-mouth increases. Last year, Gravity opened to $55.8 million and Legendary Pictures have a similar number in sight.
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Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic is just over a month away from hitting theatres and we really can’t wait.
Oscar winner Matthew Mcconaughey is about to embark on a terrifying mission, to find a new home planet for the earth’s inhabitants before time runs out. Of course the scary prospect of humanity’s fate being in the hands of McConaughey is just the plot for his new movie, Interstellar, but the trailer for this looks so good you could forgive us for getting little over invested.
Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
It’s all been pretty hush hush around Interstellar for the past few months. Christopher Nolan has allowed few details about the movie to trickle out, but now just over a month away from its theatrical release we've been given our third and best look yet at the upcoming sci-fi drama.
Mankind is doomed. Following generations of neglect and a lack of care, the planet Earth is a polluted mess and food supplies have all but run out. Only one hope remains for humanity if it is to survive into its next generation - they must leave Earth behind. Cooper (Matthew Mcconaughey), is a widowed engineer, living in a time where engineers are no longer needed. He also happens to be one of the world's best pilots. He is offered the choice to stay with his children and except the fate of the human race, or captain a mission through a newly discovered wormhole in search of a new, habitable planet which can sustain the prolonged existence of our species. He chooses the latter option, and begins his interstellar travels in search of a new home.
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Chris Nolan - The cast of the new Superman film 'Man of Steel' arrive at Heathrow airport ahead of the UK premiere in the capital this evening (12Jun13) - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th June 2013
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