After a leading role in Christopher Nolan’s WWII blockbuster that blew both fans and critics away, the music star is now set to join the star-studded casts of two very interesting movies. Styles has replaced Shia Labeouf in Don’t Worry, Darling, a psychological thriller set in 1950s California that will also feature Chris Pine, Florence Pugh and director Olivia Wilde. Wilde’s second stint at directing will see her reunite with Booksmart screenwriter Katie Silberman, their debut coming-of-age comedy gaining Wilde mass praise back in 2019.
News of the One Direction star’s casting sent a shockwave across social media, with many excited to see him act opposite fellow fan-favourite star Florence Pugh. However, it was Styles’ second upcoming role that gained a lot more attention.
He is currently in talks for an Amazon Studios adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 romance novel My Policeman (2012), in which he will play a gay police officer called Tom, who finds himself in a heartbreaking love triangle with schoolteacher Marion (played by Lily James) and a museum curator called Patrick (yet to be cast) in 1950s Brighton. Exploring the illegality of homosexuality in that era, this may be Styles’ most emotional role to date and fans made it very clear online that they could not be more excited, with the news trending for almost two days.
It is clear from his work in both music and film that Styles is very much growing into his role as a leading man and his audience could not be more excited to see him in these new roles.
Don’t Worry, Darling is set to start production this Autumn.
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