Dunkirk is an upcoming English-language war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. Set during World War II, it concerns the Dunkirk evacuation.
Nolan wrote the story with the intention to tell it from three perspectives – the air, land and sea. Efforts were made to create suspense solely through details, as the script contained little dialogue. Filming began on 23 May 2016 in Dunkirk, France, and was shot on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large format film stock by cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. Shooting ended in Los Angeles, United States, where it would also commence post-production.
Dunkirk is scheduled to be released on 21 July 2017 in IMAX. The film is a co-production between the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.