Tom Hardy, Christopher Nolan Start Work on ‘Dunkirk’ – Cast List and Plot Details

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Tom Hardy at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie / Getty Images for The Moet British Independent Film Awards)

Warner Bros Pictures announced filming is now underway on the dramatic movie Dunkirk from writer/director Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight trilogy). The action thriller stars Tom Hardy (Mad Mad: Fury Road, The Revenant), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), Cillian Murphy (Inception, Scarecrow in The Dark Knight trilogy), newcomer Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, One Direction’s Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney. Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing and Jake Myers is executive producing. Warner Bros is targeting a July 21, 2017 theatrical release.

Filming will take place in France, Holland, the UK, and Los Angeles. According to Warner Bros’ official announcement, Nolan will be shooting in IMAX and on 65mm film. Interstellar‘s Hoyte van Hoytema is the director of photography, Nathan Crowley is the production designer, Lee Smith is the editor, Jeffrey Kurland’s the costume designer, and Andrew Jackson is on board as the visual effects supervisor.

The Plot: Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.