Styles is missing in action in the trailer. After all, he only has a cameo role.
“Dunkirk” stars include Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and Fionn Whitehead.
Hardy gets some screen time as a Spitfire fighter pilot who battles German dive bombers and fighters over the beaches.
Murphy is a sailor who is rescued by a civilian ship after his vessel gets torpedoed and bombed.
A one-minute teaser trailer was released last August. Styles was a no show in that one, too.
It set the tone for the movie with enigmatic scenes suggesting the calm before the storm.
Nolan, who directed “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Interstellar,” reportedly doesn’t want Styles’ celebrity to overshadow the picture. Then, why did he cast him in the first place?
Because he wanted a draw for millennial movie-goers who probably don’t know much about Dunkirk, the greatest evacuation of troops in wartime, or World War II in general.
Styles’ screen time and whether he’ll even have a speaking part is unknown. But publicity photos show him playing a soldier.
The film focuses on the evacuation of more than 330,000 British troops from France in the face of the Nazi onslaught. The film has no U.S. angle, since U.S. troops were not involved.
The Dunkirk evacuation was also the subject of a 1958 picture by the same name.
Leslie Norman directed the British production, which starred John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee.
It was a box office hit in Great Britain and Europe, but flopped in the United States.
Judging be the latest trailer, the evacuation will be portrayed with deadly detail. The special effects and CGI make the scenes super realistic.
Check out the teaser below. The film debuts in July 2017.