Huge film news incoming: The Crown's Emma Corrin will star alongside Harry Styles in a new romance movie for Amazon Studios. The duo will play the leads in the adaptation of My Policeman, a novel written by Bethan Roberts in 2012. Here's everything we know about the project:
What's My Policeman about?
The film, which will be directed by Red's Michael Grandage, is set in 1950s Brighton and follows a schoolteacher named Marion (Corrin) who falls for her brother's best friend, police officer Tom (Styles). But when Tom meets Brighton Museum curator Patrick Hazelwood and they embark on an affair, he's left with a difficult decision to make.
Set in a time when homosexuality was illegal, Tom questions whether it would be safer for him to stay in a relationship with Marion or be with Patrick. However, when it becomes clear to Marion that Tom wants to be with Patrick, it sparks a devastating chain of events. The story also takes place in the '90s when the characters are revisited 40 years on, which means they'll be casting three more characters to play the older versions of the trio.
Who has been cast in My Policeman?
The Daily Mail reports Emma, who was just nominated for best actress in a drama series at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards for her performance as Princess Diana in The Crown, will be playing Marion, while Harry will be playing Tom, Marion's husband. This will be Emma's first major film role, while Harry starred in Christopher Nolan's 2016 film Dunkirk and is currently shooting Olivia Wilde's psychological thriller Don't Worry Darling with Florence Pugh. Last September it was reported Lily James had been approached to appear in the film, but it's unclear why she is no longer set to star. No other casting news has been announced yet.
When will My Policeman be on TV?
While there's no word on a release date, we do know filming starts on the project in April so fingers crossed we're looking at a 2022 release.
This story originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.