Murphy is known for his past collaborations with Nolan, having played Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow and Robert Fischer in the aforementioned movies. More recently, he has appeared in supporting roles in 2014’s Transcendence and 2015’s In the Heart of the Sea. The new project will mark the fifth time Murphy and Nolan have worked together.
Of course, Murphy is not the only Nolan film veteran to be cast in Dunkirk. Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy, who also appeared in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, is also set to act in the film. Rounding out the cast are Bridge of Spies Oscar winner Mark Rylance and critically-acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh:
The large scale film will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film photography for maximum image quality and high impact immersion. Shooting will begin in May using many of the real locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the story.
Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas.
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing Dunkirk worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.
Murphy will next be seen in amid the ensemble cast of Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, alongside Brie Larson and Armie Hammer.
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