Apparently, One Direction was not on famed director Christopher Nolan's radar when he cast Harry Styles in the upcoming film Dunkirk, out next week.
"I don't think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was" before casting the pop star in the upcoming World War II epic, Nolan said Friday (July 7). "I mean, my daughter had talked about him. My kids talked about him, but I wasn't really that aware of it. So the truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table."
Styles, 23, who gained fame with One Direction and recently launched his solo career, plays a British soldier in Nolan's suspense-thriller about the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France, in May and June of 1940.
Since the announcement of Harry's casting in the film, he's launched a solo music career with his first single - "Sign of the Times" - tons of live TV performances, a debut solo album, and a tour.