Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a WWII film focused on a specific mission that saved the lives of almost 340,000 troops pinned by Nazis in northern France, already has a good cast in its corner. Just the combo offered by Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh should be enough to get you excited, to say nothing of One Direction guy Harry Styles’ involvement.
Now another name joins the roster, Cillian Murphy. That shouldn’t be too surprising, as Murphy and Nolan have worked together before in Nolan’s three Batman films and Nolan’s one Inception. They must be best bros, drinking tea and not smiling on set together like crazy.
Unlike the unwieldy, ponderous Interstellar, Dunkirk seems like a great story for Nolan’s particular set of skills. I don’t know how he’ll throw extended studies on the nature of illusions into it, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out somehow. If nothing else, I like a good war movie and look forward to seeing what one of our bigger directors does with the subgenre.