According to the authoritative publication Deadline, Harry Styles and Lily James are in talks to play the leading roles in the upcoming film “My Policeman” based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts. The book was published in 2012 and focuses on the topic of homosexual love. The source reports:
The film will unfold in the late 1990s when the arrival of an elderly disabled Patrick at the house of Marion and Tom leads to the disclosure of disturbing events that took place forty years earlier: the fact is that in the past, Tom and Patrick had passionate love feelings, but they could not be together due to the fact that homosexuality was then illegal.
Obviously, James will play a young version of Marion. As for Styles, it is not completely clear what kind of role is prepared for him – it could be Patrick or Tom. Filming is expected to begin in the summer of 2021. The production will be handled by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Greg Berlanti and his husband Robbie Rogers of Berlanti Productions. The film will be directed by Michael Grandage, while Oscar nominee Ron Niswonger (Philadelphia) will take on the adapted script.