Harry Styles to Play Bi Cop Opposite 'The Crown' Star Emma Corin in Upcoming Film

by Brendan Walker

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday February 10, 2021

Harry Styles
Harry Styles  (Source:Associated Press)

Last year Harry Styles announced he was going to play a bisexual cop in the LGBTQ+ romantic drama "My Policeman," an adaptation of Bethan Roberts' 2012 novel of the same name. This week it was announced that he would be joined by "The Crown" star Emma Corin in the Amazon film, Dazed announced.

Styles' role in the period drama was originally announced last year, with this marking third film role following 2017's "Dunkirk" and the upcoming "Don't Worry My Darling".

The novel centers on the relationship between Marion (Corin) and Tom (Styles), a young teacher and policeman. The arrival of an elderly man, Patrick, "triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous", more specifically Tom's relationship with him at a time where same-sex arrangements were illegal.

Originally set in Brighton, England in the 1950s, Amazon's adaptation will take the setting to the more modern period of the late 1990's.

It's been a big few weeks for Corin. After receiving Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her part as Princess Diana on Netflix's "The Crown", an even bigger role has aligned for the up and coming actress.

The project has Tony award winning director Michael Grandage attached to direct, with Academy and Emmy award winner Ron Nyswanner set to pen the script, with no production schedule set in stone.