Harry Styles lands new Hollywood acting role

Chloe Best

Harry Styles is taking his career in a new direction during his extended break. The One Direction star has reportedly been offered a role in Christopher Nolan's new World War II film Dunkirk, which is scheduled for release in July 2017.

Multiple sources have confirmed the news to Deadline, and while Harry is not thought to have a leading role in the film, he will be working alongside some award-winning stars if the rumours are true. Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are all confirmed to star in the film, which focuses on the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

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Harry Styles has reportedly been offered a new acting role

It is not the only acting project Harry has been linked to in recent days; over the weekend it was reported the 22-year-old had signed up to appear in series two of TV drama Scream Queens, however his involvement in the show has since been denied.

A message from the official Scream Queens twitter account read: "Sorry for any confusion, but as much as we love @harry_styles he will not be joining the #ScreamQueens Season 2 cast."

It has long been rumoured that Harry would branch into acting following his boy band career. There is said to be "a lot of interest in Harry" in Hollywood, with film producer Harvey Weinstein admitting that he had previously offered the Drag Me Down singer a role in one of his movies.

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"There's no question he will enter the movie business. I get from him that he wants to," Harvey told The Sun in 2015. "When you meet him, he's super-charismatic. He came to our Oscars party last year and then I went out to lunch with him. I've met him two or three times and he was very interested and charming. I think the guy is a movie star."

One Direction embarked on their extended hiatus at the beginning of the year, but have still been making headlines with both their professional and personal lives. While Niall Horan has taken the opportunity to travel, Louis Tomlinson is settling into life as a father with his son Freddie Reign, who was born in January.

Meanwhile Liam Payne stunned fans after confirming that he was in a relationship with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who he has described as his "favourite woman in the world".

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