Christopher Nolan to Direct the Epic Action
Thriller “Dunkirk” in 65mm for Warner Bros. Pictures
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is underway on the ensemble to be led by unknown actors, with Mark Rylance,
Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy in talks to join the cast
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that
Christopher Nolan will direct “Dunkirk” from his own original
screenplay. An epic action thriller, “Dunkirk” is set during the
legendary evacuation. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman,
President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production.
The large scale film will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm
large format film photography for maximum image quality and high impact
immersion. Shooting will begin in May using many of the real locations of
the true-life events, which form the background for the story.
The cast will be headed by yet-to-be-cast unknowns. Mark Rylance, Kenneth
Branagh and Tom Hardy are currently in talks to join the ensemble.
Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner Emma
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Silverman stated, “We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with
Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most
critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time.
‘Dunkirk’ is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see
Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen.”
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has
slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released
theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.
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Filming begins in May 2016
Belgium and France 19 July 2017
Netherlands 20 July 2017
Russia 20 July 2017
UK 21 July 2017
USA 21 July 2017
Germany 27 July 2017
Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh
Nolan using a real destroyer
FILMING HAS BEGUN ON CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S EPIC
ACTION THRILLER “DUNKIRK”
(May 23, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros.
Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action
thriller “Dunkirk” is underway in Dunkirk, France. Christopher Nolan
(“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing
“Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX and
65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production will shoot in
France, Holland, the U.K. and Los Angeles.
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are
surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea
they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
“Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,”
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf
Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and
Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer
Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry
Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.
The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,”
“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Jake Myers (“The Revenant,”
“Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) is serving as executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte
van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer
Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith
(“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland
(“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew
Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the
film for a July 21, 2017 release.
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