In a slew of new promotional material for 2017 films, Dunkirk had a new image released. The image, while not showing us anything much, gives us a better glimpse at Fionn Whitehead’s character.
While not much is known about the character, Whitehead will be playing a British private named Tommy. Tommy will be the lead of the film, and Nolan thinks his perspective is truly unique.
“He’s just a kid, really, and that’s sort of the point. You see events very much through his eyes,” Nolan says. “We want to put the audience on that beach, put them on a boat heading over to Dunkirk, put them in the cockpit of a Spitfire. That’s the ambition and I’m bringing all my experience in filmmaking to bear trying to achieve it.”
Nolan wants the film to focus on these new perspectives for American audiences. The film focuses on British, French, and other Allied soldiers, not necessarily Americans.
The image can be viewed below.
A group of soldiers lead by Corporal “Tubby” Bins (John Mills), stranded in France, must make their way to the shores of Dunkirk in hopes of a rescue. Back in Britain, Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee), a newspaper reporter, desperately tries to raise awareness among the public of the horrible reality of the war. When the British navy calls for all civilian ships to aid in a rescue, Foreman takes out his own small boat and attempts to bring Tubby and his men home safely.
Dunkirk hits theaters on July 21st, 2017.