Christopher Nolan to Direct ‘Dunkirk’ Thriller Featuring Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance

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Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced Dunkirk will be director Christopher Nolan’s next film. The studio also confirmed Nolan will be reuniting with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) for the project which will also feature Bridge of Spies Mark Rylance and Sir Kenneth Branagh, if their deals go through. Taking the lead in the ensemble will be unknown actors.

Nolan wrote the script and will produce along with Emma Thomas. The action thriller will begin shooting in May and, according to WB, will film in the actual locations where the real events took place. Nolan plans to shoot in both IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film.

“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. Dunkirk is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen,” stated Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production.

Dunkirk will open in theaters on July 21, 2017.