102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball - ShowChristopher Nolan's upcoming WWII action-thriller "Dunkirk" may be getting a major dose of star power: Deadline reports that One Direction frontman Harry Styles may join the flick in a supporting role.

According to the trade, "multiple sources" confirm that Styles has been offered the as-yet-unknown part, which is not believed to be one of the leads. The singer reportedly "impressed the filmmakers with his readings for the part," though studio Warner Bros. declined to comment on the potential casting when reached by Deadline.

Though Styles has appeared on television and the big screen before, it's usually been in a musical capacity, either performing solo or with 1D. He's rumored to be starring in the upcoming second season of Fox horror-comedy series "Scream Queens," and has been courted for film roles before, most famously by The Weinstein company for the flick "Tulip Fever," which Styles reportedly turned down.

The wild-haired heartthrob would join the previously-cast Tom Hardy, who's also rumored to be playing a supporting role, while producers are reportedly searching for unknowns to play the film's leads. "Dunkirk" tells the story of the rescue of the titular French town in WWII, described by Deadline as "a British military operation that saved some 330,000 Allied soldiers trapped in the harbor and surrounded by the German army. Winston Churchill described it as 'a miracle of deliverance.'"

"Dunkirk" is due for release on July 21, 2017. Stay tuned for more casting details as they become available.

[via: Deadline]

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