Amazon Studios has unveiled a trailer for “My Policeman,” which finds Harry Styles caught between a forbidden romance with a male museum curator and a more socially acceptable relationship with a female teacher.
Split between two timelines, the drama follows the trio of Tom (Styles), Patrick (David Dawson) and Marion (Emma Corrin) in 1950s Britain as they navigate the contours of a homosexual affair. Forty years later, they have the opportunity to confront the past when an older Patrick (Rupert Everett) visits the home of Tom (Linus Roache) and Marion (Gina McKee).
The trailer begins with Tom and Patrick standing side by side, staring at a painting of a stormy ocean. When Patrick asks how he feels, Tom replies, “You can feel the waves…you know how strong they are…like swimming in choppy waves.
Tom’s voice-over plays over a sunny montage of his backyard with Marion: the handsome couple frolic at the beach, sit by a pool, and stroll through the countryside with Patrick. But Tom’s emotional dilemma quickly becomes apparent between shots of him and Patrick in a close embrace, him and Marion on their wedding day, and other glimpses of the trio in various scenes.
“You feel like they might crush you or knock you down,” the voiceover continues as the music intensifies. “Just let it take hold of you.”
The trailer ends with a startling image of Tom’s police uniform on fire before lingering on his face.
Based on the 2012 book by Bethan Roberts, “My Policeman” is directed by Michael Grandage (“Genius”) from a screenplay by Ron Nyswaner (“Philadelphia”). The styles can also be seen in the recently released trailer for “Don’t Worry Honey” while Emma Corrin of ‘The Crown’ is currently filming ‘Retreat’ and ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. Dawson recently appeared in the Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton film “All The Old Knives,” and is also known for his work on “The Last Kingdom” and “Peaky Blinders.”
At the end of last month, Styles revealed that although he had nude scenes in “My Policeman”, only his behind made it into the final cut.
“My Policeman” debuts in US and UK theaters on October 21 and on Prime Video worldwide on November 4.