Harry Styles finds himself caught “in the shifting tides of history, freedom and forgiveness” in the first trailer for “My Policeman,” a romantic drama set to premiere this fall.
Based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, “My Policeman” follows Tom Burgess (played by Styles), a closeted gay cop who begins a secret relationship with museum curator Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson). Faced with the social pressures of 1950s England, Tom is unable to accept the truth from him and marries a woman, Marion (Emma Corrin).
Actors Linus Roache, Gina McKee and Rupert Everett play older versions of Tom, Marion and Patrick, respectively, as “My Policeman” catches up with this trio of characters in the 1990s, when they are “still reeling from longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past”, according to press releases.
Check out the teaser for “My Policeman” below.
Directed by Michael Grandage, “My Policeman” is one of two major acting projects Styles has in store this fall. In September, the Grammy winner can be seen in “Don’t Worry Darling,” directed by his girlfriend Olivia Wilde and co-starring Florence Pugh.
Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” last month, Styles said filming “My Policeman” made him feel “vulnerable,” but he denied rumors that he would go all nude in the film.
“I think the most important thing in those things is trust,” he said. “I’ve never kissed anyone on camera before and I felt like I gave a part of myself away somehow… There’s no comb in the final cut. The peen, it was previously negotiated that it would continue to be mine”.
“Tom’s whole point is that he’s a character who is confused,” Grandage told Vanity Fair in an interview published last week. “He’s made more problematic by the fact that he’s a cop and he has a career that’s all about upholding the law. And the law in the country at the time is about everything that he feels – the complexity of this is something that whoever was going to play Young Tom and Old Tom needed to somehow understand and absorb.”
“My Policeman” hits theaters on October 21. The film will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on November 4.