December 28, 2015


Christopher Nolan Directing World War II Movie 'Dunkirk'

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Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Warner Bros. has confirmed the details of Christopher Nolan's next feature-film. Dunkirk is an ensemble feature focusing on the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk, France, which took place from May to June 1940 and saved 333,000 Allied soldiers. The film stars Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy, among an ensemble cast comprised primarily of unknown actors, Deadline reports.

Dunkirk, currently scheduled for a July 21st, 2017 release date, will be shot on IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film. The movie, Nolan's first since 2014's Interstellar, made headlines after French paper La Voix Du Nord reported the news; earlier in December, Dunkirk mayor Patrice Vergriete teased the arrival of an "American superproduction and a world-renown director."