First of all, it needs to be said that ‘Dunkirk‘ has one of the most stacked casts in recent history.
Christopher Nolan‘s epic film about the WW2 battle boasts some of the greatest acting chops currently in the biz: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and James D’Arcy, as well as a bunch of solid newcomers. It’s an ensemble cast from heaven.
But one of those newcomers? Harry goddamn Styles, a.k.a. ~the popular one~ from the most popular boy band of the decade. (5 Seconds of Summer, eat me.)
The mere appearance of his brow in the last ‘Dunkirk’ trailer had people absolutely bloody frothing, but in this latest one – a 30 second spot being advertised via Instagram – the man speaks. SPEAKS! Pray, someone pass me the smelling salts.
Confusingly, it looks like there’s *two* new trailers. One where Harry screams “GET OFF THE SHIP!!!” and another where he says earnestly, “Somebody’s got to get off, so the rest of us can live.” This is the key point of difference in these clips: Harry Styles lines. Y’know, and the actual bits of the film they decide to show.
— Harry Styles Updates (@BestDailyHarry) July 6, 2017
New trailer for Dunkirk pic.twitter.com/pAQf7QKCyO
— 1D Updates (@1DBreakUpdates) July 6, 2017
And yeah, people are SHOOK THE FUCK UP.
YALL I JUST SAW A DUNKIRK TRAILER AND HARRY WAS ACTUALLY TALKING IN IT WHAY THE FUCK
— maddie ?? (@harrycaroIina) July 6, 2017
me: yall better not scream or fangirl when harry comes on the screen during dunkirk
also me: pic.twitter.com/SNg996ebrT
— michelle (@harrysamermaid) July 6, 2017
My whipped ass just watched that new Dunkirk trailer 8 times to hear harry styles say somebody’s gotta get off the ship
— lindsay (@zxrrysome) July 6, 2017
Me: *knows Harry is gonna have his own scenes and lines in Dunkirk*
Also me when I heard him talking for 0.1 seconds in the trailer: pic.twitter.com/erWPFCrO1c
— H. (@cutesidestyles) July 6, 2017
IF A SINGLE PERSON SCREAMS WHEN HARRY COMES ON DURING DUNKIRK AND MISS A S-I-N-G-L-E WORD HE SAYS IM KICKING YOU OUT MYSELF pic.twitter.com/CrSJfVJM3h
— heather. (@CUMHORAN) July 6, 2017
Give Harry Styles an Oscar already. pic.twitter.com/zLfOuSz8pf
— ?? ???? (@_addictofhxrry) July 6, 2017
The amusing thing is that it was only one day ago when newcomer Fionn Whitehead, who plays Tommy in the film, spoke out about Harry hysteria overshadowing the work of literally every other actor involved.
“He’s great, he’s a good actor and a lovely guy… I think the hysteria – [perhaps] it should have been expected when you take a figure like that and give him a short back and sides and put him in a uniform,” he said. “I think it’s got a bit silly really. The meaning has got lost somewhere along the way and people have stopped realising there’s an amazing cast – including Harry – but there’s, you know, the crème de la crème of actors.
“I think the focus should not be Harry Styles doing a movie, it should be on the piece in general or his ability to act. And he’s great.”
Awks. Sorry, Fionn.
Anyway, this thing comes out July 20 and I am, for one, excited as hell.