A handful of Harry Styles’ eagerly awaited projects, including Don’t Worry Darling and his movie with girlfriend Olivia Wilde, are coming out soon. Additionally, he plays the lead role in Michael Grandage’s new movie My Policeman, which is based on a book by Bethan Roberts. The plot, which is set in the 1950s, centers on a love triangle between Marion and Patrick, two of Tom’s lovers, and Styles’ character, Tom.
Marion and Tom, who are employed as teachers and police officers, respectively, are the main characters of the book with the same title, My Policeman. They fell in love after meeting in Brighton, but Patrick later moves in. A curator by profession, Patrick is mourning the loss of his lover. He and Tom fall in love as well, but homosexuality is against the law in Brighton in the 1950s.
For a while, everything works great for the three of them, but soon, jealousy rears its ugly and possibly inevitable head. Following Tom and Marion’s marriage, and roughly 40 years later, Patrick makes another visit to see them, in the story’s following chapter.His homecoming has significant repercussions on the relationship.
Styles portrays the title character, a police officer, while The Crown viewers will recognize Emma Corrin as Marion, the husband of Marion. Tom has a crush on the museum curator played by David Dawson. Tom, Marion, and Patrick are portrayed by Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett, respectively, in the 1990s portion of their story. In 2021, Deadline announced that Chewing Gum and The Stranger actor Kadiff Kirwan will join the cast.
Roberts claimed in a 2012 article for The Guardian that her book was influenced by real-life experiences, particularly the life of author E.M. Forster. Forster dated Bob Buckingham, a police officer. May Buckingham, Buckingham’s wife, and he were close.
She stated that while Buckingham shared a home with May, he gave Forster his half-days off and other weekly hours. Even though she was often disagreeable and envious, May refused to pay attention when she was informed that Forster was going to end her marriage. Like Buckingham, she might have benefited from everything Forster had to offer, including access to the elite cultural world as well as money (he frequently gave presents of money).
Forster and the couple finally had May as their caregiver when he had a stroke.
Yes! Currently, Amazon has provided two still images, one showing Styles and Corrin as Tom and Marion relaxing by a lovely pool, and the other showing the couple visiting a gallery alongside David Dawson as Patrick.
My Policeman will be viewable on Prime Video starting on November 4 of this year, but if you simply cannot wait, you may watch it in theaters beginning on October 21. The movie will have its international premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, however, a specific date for the showing has not yet been made public.
On June 15, Prime Video released a teaser for the movie.