Harry Styles joins Lily James in new LGBTQ+ romance movie

Chris Edwards
·2 min read
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Harry Styles and Lily James are in negotiations to star in an adaptation of Bethan Roberts' LGBTQ+ novel My Policeman.

The currently untitled film, which has been acquired by Amazon Studios, is set to be directed by Michael Grandage, with Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) adapting Roberts' book.

Pending negotiations, James will play the lead female role, while Styles will play a handsome policeman called Tom.

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Set in 1950s Brighton, England, My Policeman follows a schoolteacher named Marion (James) who instantly falls for Tom.

However, when Tom meets Patrick, a museum curator who opens his eyes to a new world, he's left with a difficult decision to make.

Though his true feelings lie with Patrick, Tom questions whether it would be safer for him, in a time where homosexuality was illegal, to marry Marion. As a result, his two lovers are forced to share him, but it's not long before one of them cracks and all three of their lives are changed forever.

James can next be seen in the Netflix drama Rebecca, in which she stars alongside Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. She'll also be appearing in another movie for the streaming service titled The Dig, as well as Amazon series The Pursuit of Love.

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

For Styles, this marks his second movie announcement in as many weeks, having already been cast in Olivia Wilde's thriller Don't Worry Darling, which also stars Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Dakota Johnson.

The former One Direction singer made his feature film debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

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