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Christopher Nolan set to direct historical drama '€˜Dunkirk'€™

Christopher Nolan set to direct historical drama '€˜Dunkirk'€™ Director Christopher Nolan. (AP)
The Jakarta Post
  ●   Wed, December 30, 2015

Director Christopher Nolan. (AP)

Christopher Nolan, known for his sci-fi and action films, is set to direct '€œDunkirk,'€ a historical drama set in World War II.

In a statement by Warner Bros., the movie set during the evacuation of more than 300,000 British troops in Dunkirk, France, will begin shooting in May using many of the real locations of the true to life events.

Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy are currently in talks to join the ensemble. The lead cast are yet unknown as of posting time.

Nolan will direct the film based on his original screenplay, which he will also produce with his wife Emma Thomas.

'€œWe 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,'€ Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production said.

The movie will be shown in theaters on July 21, 2017.  The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens. (kes)(+)