Christopher Nolan talks about casting Harry Styles in 'Dunkirk'

From Mashable - January 23, 2018

When you heard that Harry Styles was starring in a gritty Christopher Nolan thriller about a World War II evacuation, you could have been forgiven for expecting the worst.

And if you did go into the whole thing feeling cynical, chances are you may have been surprised at just how good the former One Directioner actually turned out to be.

Christopher Nolan was not, though. In the BBC Radio 1 interview above (skip to 5:00), the Dunkirk director explains that he was not surprised by it at all.

"My job [...] is to meet someone, audition them, look at them, and figure out what they can do," he explains. "But I was very pleased by people's reaction to what Harry did."


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