Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Christopher Nolan Rounds Up Irish for WWII Film

Kenneth Branagh.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
August / September 2016

Another impressive Irish team is being assembled for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s next film. Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Dublin up-and-coming star Barry Keoghan (’71, Life’s a Breeze) will team up for a war flick called Dunkirk. Also starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and One Direction’s Harry Styles (yes, you read that right), the film explores the circumstances leading up to an all-important 1940 military operation designed to evacuate thousands of allied prisoners who’d been captured by the Nazis in France. This was considered a key turning point in the Second World War, because until the allies were able to complete this operation it appeared the Germans were headed for a quick and thorough victory. Look for Dunkirk in the summer of 2017. ♦

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