Christopher Nolan to Direct Epic Action Thriller “Dunkirk” for Warner Bros.

Casting is underway on the ensemble to be led by unknown actors, with
Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy in talks to join the cast

BURBANK, CA – December 28, 2015 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced
today that Christopher Nolan will direct “Dunkirk” from his own
original screenplay.  An epic action thriller, “Dunkirk” is set during
the legendary evacuation. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman,
President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production.


The large scale film will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and
65mm large format film photography for maximum image quality and high
impact immersion.  Shooting will begin in May using many of the real
locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the

The cast will be headed by yet-to-be-cast unknowns.  Mark Rylance,
Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy are currently in talks to join the


Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner
Emma Thomas.

Silverman stated, “We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration
with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker whohas created some of
the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all
time.  ‘Dunkirk’ is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited
to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen.”

Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has
slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release.  The film will be
released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.


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