Warner Bros. has released the first teaser for the highly-anticipated Christopher Nolan World War II drama, “Dunkirk.” The film, shot in Dunkirk, France, stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Oscar-winner Mark Rylance and features One Direction’s Harry Styles in his acting debut.
The period war film tells the story of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation that saved thousands of allied soldiers from German forces. Per a previous press release, the movie 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.
The first look at the feature shows the gritty and authentic look that Nolan created. Through blood, sweat and tears, the soldiers will prepare to fight to regain power and freedom.
The film is being shot on both IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-formats. Nolan, who also wrote the screenplay, is producing alongside Emma Thomas. The first on-set images, taken by Pierre Volot, were revealed back in May. According to a reported rumor on Indie Revolver, the “Inception” helmer might crash a real WWII plane, which would be his biggest stunt yet.
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“Dunkirk” will be released on July 21, 2017.