Christopher Nolan looks to be headed to France during World War II for his next project. After reporting yesterday that the Dark Knight and Interstellar director was supposedly the ‘world-famous’ director attached to the project, Variety, via Squareeyed, have an exclusive report that puts a few famous acting faces to it.
Nolan will reportedly direct Dunkirk from his own original screenplay and sources claim that the film will have several unknowns in leading roles, but that Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy are currently in talks to join the ensemble.
The story is set during the legendary evacuation of the northern French city during WWII. Nolan and his casting department recently began testing teenagers in London for lead roles, but the director also wanted to nail down some choices for the few adult roles in the film before the holiday.
Warner Bros. has dated the film for July 21, 2017. The large-scale production will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film for maximum image quality and high impact immersion. Shooting will begin in May using many of the real locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the story.