Christopher Nolan's first World War II story, Dunkirk, just got its first teaser trailer. The film, which stars Tom Hardy, newcomer Fionn Whitehead, and Bridge of Spies' Mark Rylance, also features One Direction's Harry Styles in his first film role. It will tell the story of Operation Dynamo — a last-ditch effort to evacuate 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by Nazi troops in the French seaport of Dunkirk.
The trailer is super short and super tense. It shows a crowded boat of Allied soldiers who take note one by one of some sort of enemy aircraft descending on them. There are loud noises!
If you want to watch the trailer on the big screen, it is reportedly playing before Suicide Squad screenings this weekend. It's hard for me to imagine a situation in which I wouldn't pay $12 to see Harry Styles' face for four seconds, but given the reviews of Suicide Squad thus far it truly is a close call.
In keeping with Nolan's well-known love for film, Dunkirk was shot by his Interstellar collaborator Hoyte van Hoytema using 65 mm and IMAX film cameras. The film is set to be released on July 19, 2017.