Watch the trailer for Harry Styles’ new romantic 1950s drama ‘My Policeman’

The first trailer has been released for My Policeman.

Set in 1950s Brighton, England, the “exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love” is based on Bethan Roberts’ acclaimed 2014 novel.

Dunkirk actor Harry Styles, best known for his singing career in British pop group One Direction, is headlining the cast of Amazon Prime’s adaptation.

Taking over the lead female role from Downton Abbey star Lily James is Emma Corrin, who won acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Diana in the most recent season of The Crown.

Ripper Street actor David Dawson, who The Last Kingdom fans may recognise as King Alfred, rounds out the film’s main trio.

Playing the older incarnations of the three characters are Linus Roache (Vikings), Gina McKee (Phantom Thread), and Rupert Everett (Another Country).

The supporting cast includes Tristan Sturrock (Poldark), Andrew Tiernan (Marcella), Jack Bandeira (Silent Witness), Kadiff Kirwan (This Is Going to Hurt), Richard Dempsey (Downton Abbey), Maddie Rice (Fleabag), Dora Davis (The King’s Man), Róisín Monaghan (Enola Holmes 2), Harry Atwell (Da Vinci’s Demons), and Joseph Potter (Casualty).

My Policeman will be released in cinemas from Friday 21st October.

It’ll then premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video from Friday 4th November.

Bethan Roberts’ wonderful book has been adapted for the screen by theatre director Michael Grandage and Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia).

We’ve been told to expect “a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.”

Watch the trailer here:

 

The official synopsis for My Policeman reads: “A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows three young people – policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson)– as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain.

“Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past.”

The Crown returns on Netflix for a fifth season later this year, but Emma Corrin will be handing on the role of Princess Diana to The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki.

Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman is available on Amazon.