Harry Styles plays a locked-in cop in the trailer for romantic drama “My Policeman.”
Posted by Amazon Studios on Wednesday, the teaser finds Styles and his co-stars David Dawson and Emma Corrin entangled in a complicated love triangle. The story – an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel – follows Styles’ character, Tom Burgess, a locked-up police officer. Since it is illegal to be gay in 1957 Brighton, Burgess begins dating a schoolteacher named Marion (Corrin), but also has a secret romance with a museum curator named Patrick Hazelwood (Dawson).
The film oscillates between two time periods: the 1950s and the 1990s. In the 1950s, Burgess navigates her love triangle, but then, 40 years later, Tom and Marion’s strained relationship becomes even more thorny as Patrick returns. to their lives after suffering a stroke.
Gina McKee, Linus Roache and Rupert Everett round out the cast for scenes set in the 90s.
“My Policeman” is directed by British director Michael Grandage, who said he found himself drawn to the story as a gay man. The film is written by “Philadelphia” screenwriter Ron Nyswaner.
Styles’ appearance in this drama will mark his second major film role this year. He also stars in Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” alongside Florence Pugh, which is slated for release September 23.
“My Policeman” will debut in theaters on October 21, then will be available to stream on Prime Video on November 4. The picture is produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, Cora Palfrey and Philip Herd, and produced by Grandage, Michael Riley McGrath and Caroline Lévy.
Watch the full trailer below.