Empire Magazine has revealed a new look at Kenneth Branagh in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming war epic Dunkirk.
Dunkirk tells a story of survival and despair after the allied forces were surrounded by the German army during World War II. The narrative itself is divided into three separate points of view, following those in the air, in the sea, and on the beach.
In the film, Branagh plays Commander Bolton, the man who is tasked with handling the logistics of the evacuation of Dunkirk. For his role as Bolton, Branagh explained to the magazine that the days on set were long and exhausting:
“In terms of film comforts, there were none. Once you put on the costume and went out there, that’s where you stayed. There’s no sitting about or checking out at all… I mean, Chris doesn’t sit down. Nobody else sits down. Nobody gets a cup of tea [laughs]. He has a rather puritanical sort of determination to fight anything that brings a bit of movie softness to the experience.”
The new image featured in the latest issue of the magazine reveals Branagh as Bolton standing alongside Captain Winnant (James D’Arcy). Behind them, soldiers patiently wait to be evacuated from the jetty.
You can check it out below.
The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Dunkirk his theaters July 21, 2017, and will be presented in digital projection, 35MM, 70MM, IMAX digital and IMAX 70MM.
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