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One Direction Superfan Christopher Nolan Got Harry Styles for Dunkirk

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He’d have to get a new hairy style! Photo: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

Now that One Direction is on a semi-permanent hiatus, how is Christopher Nolan going to get close enough to Harry Styles to get the singer to sign his T-shirt? The answer, it appears, is ingenious: Simply cast Styles in his new movie, Dunkirk, and casually ask for an autograph between takes. Deadline reports, and THR confirms, that Styles will make his feature film debut with a supporting role in the epic, which tells the story of the 1940 evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from northern France. Styles joins a stacked ensemble that also includes Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance, who is of course Taylor Swift’s other ex-boyfriend. (“Holy Ground” was about his eyebrows.)

Harry Styles Joins Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk