Singer/actor Harry Styles has raised a few eyebrows in Hollywood with the announcement of his next project: the queer drama My Policeman.
Based on the story from author Bethan Roberts, My Policeman follows Tom (Styles), a handsome cop who falls for a handsome museum curator named Patrick. The two are instantly smitten with one another, but given the setting of the 1950s, Tom fears they can never be together. Instead, he marries the schoolteacher Marion, and a tense love triangle develops.
Tony Award winner Michael Grandage will direct from a script by Oscar-nominated Philiadelphia writer Ron Nyswaner. Greg Berlanti, Robbie Rogers, Sarah Schechter, Cora Palfrey and Philip Herd have come aboard to produce for Amazon Studios. Actress Lily James is also in final negotiations to play the role of Marion.
Though he rose to fame as a musician, leading the boy band One Direction, Harry Styles has waded into acting roles in recent years, taking on a part in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk. My Policeman will also mark his most sizable role to date. Throughout his career, Styles has also dated a number of high profile women, including models Caroline Flack and Camille Rowe. Styles has rejected labels to his sexuality, however, refusing to confirm nor deny his rumored sexual relationships with men. In a 2019 interview with The Guardian, he commented “I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.”
My Policeman rolls into production early next year.