Yes, it’s true! We’re finally getting our much-deserved Hazza Chalamet moment as musical icon Harry Styles is set to hit the screen in an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel, My Policeman.
News of the role broke last night, just a week after it was announced he would be replacing Shia LaBeouf in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, but a few eagle-eyed stans noticed he was papped with a copy of the book back in February, suggesting things have been in the works for a while.
So Harry Styles is reading My Policeman, a gay-themed novel written by Bethan Roberts. pic.twitter.com/c4vzmiRfkQ
— #10YearsOneDirection (@TheLarryCause) February 5, 2020
The story begins in 1950’s era Brighton, following the oh-so complicated love triangle of a closeted policeman (boo, hiss) named Tom Burgess, played by Styles, as he’s pursued by school teacher Marion, and a museum curator called Patrick. Though Tom desperately loves Patrick, the social constraints of the era force him into a marriage with Marion, with things running somewhat smoothly until one of the involved party’s begins to snap.
With Collider reporting that Marion will be portrayed by Lily James (Baby Driver, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), sources have shared that Styles’ on-screen love interest is yet to be cast, though they expect he’ll be paired with someone a few years his senior. Andrew Scott if you’re reading this – let us know if you need a lift to the audition.
Production for the Amazon Studios production is expected to start next summer, giving us plenty of time to read up on what exactly happens to Styles’ character, and even prep for the role of Patrick ourselves… here’s what Twitter had to say:
Me when Harry Styles has his gay sex scene in My Policeman.
— David Grimmett (@TheDGrimmett) September 17, 2020
robert pattinson and harry styles as gay lovers please god i’ve seen what you’ve done for others
— kenz (@roseyrings) September 17, 2020
Is it bad that when I read "harry Styles to play gay policeman" my mind went pic.twitter.com/ECdhZ69XPZ
— Darcy (@_CanIStay_) September 18, 2020