Harry Styles in Talks to Star in LGBTQ Movie 'My Policeman'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Friday September 18, 2020

Former One Direction member turned film star Harry Styles is in talks to star as the gay titular character in Amazon Studios' as-yet-untitled adaptation of the novel "My Policeman," by Bethan Roberts, Digital Spy reports.

Lily James is also in talks to star in the film, adapted by "Philadelphia" screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, Deadline reports.

The novel follows a closeted policeman in the 1950s who attempts to juggle two romances - one gay, one straight - and the consequences that follow for all three.

Styles recently signed on to star in Olivia Wilde's film "Don't Worry Darling." His film career began with the 2017 Christopher Nolan World War II drama "Dunkirk."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.