Rylance Teases Chris Nolan’s “Dunkirk”

While next summer will be filled with the usual tentpoles made up of franchises and sequels, one of the biggest original works will be the latest effort from ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy director Christopher Nolan with the WW2 film “Dunkirk”.

“Bridge of Spies” award winner Mark Rylance is one of the large ensemble assembled for the film and he tells Empire that Nolan is set to do something quite different from other films in the genre:

“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film.

With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s going to die and who’s going to live. This one has none of that. It’s just BANG! Straight into the middle of a desperate situation.”

The film covers the events of Operation Dynamo, a nearly-miraculous evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk during WWII. Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy also star in the film which opens July 21st next year.