Harry Styles is set to star in the film adaptation of the critically acclaimed LGBT novel My Policemen.
According to Deadline, “Amazon has closed a deal with Berlanti Schechter Productions to produce untitled pic based on the acclaimed novel My Policeman with Harry Styles and Lily James in negotiations to star. Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage will direct from an adapted screenplay by Oscar-nominee Ron Nyswaner. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Robbie Rogers will produce along with Cora Palfrey and Philip Herd at Independent Film Company and MGC. Story takes place in the late 1990s, when the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home, triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.”
The Gay Times says, “The critically-acclaimed LGBTQ+ novel from Bethan Roberts is set in 1950s Brighton, England, and follows Marion, a schoolteacher, who falls in love with a policeman called Tom. Tom, however, develops feelings for a museum curator named Patrick, who opens his eyes to a sophisticated new world.Due to social constraints of the era, he decides that it is safer for him to marry Marion, and the two lovers are forced to share him until one of them breaks. Although the story is set in the 1950s, it takes place in the 1990s, when an elderly Patrick arrives to Marion and Tom’s home, triggering flashbacks of the events from 40 years ago.”
Production is expected to start next summer.