After his recently released new album and Olivia Wilde‘s upcoming thriller don’t worry darling, Harry Styles is set to star in the title role in the new British romance drama, my cop.
The plot follows Tom, a gay police officer in 1950s Brighton, who marries a school teacher, Marion, while also having a relationship with a museum curator, Patrick. Your secrets are menacing and can ruin the lives of everyone involved.
The historical film is based on the novel of the same name by BethanRoberts released in 2012 and directed by theater director, Michael Grage. The screenplay was written by an Oscar-nominated American screenwriter Ron Nyswaner who wrote the 1993 film Philadelphiawhile Gregory Berlanti, Philip Herd, Cora Palfrey, Robbie Rogersand Sarah Scheiter serve as producers.
Besides styles, my cop also stars Ripperstr‘s David Dawson and Emma Korin from The crown Fame, in the other main roles.
Ahead of the film’s October release, check out everything we know about it so far my cop. From the plot to the cast and characters to the trailer, you can find all the details in the guide below.
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When is my police officer’s release date?
my cop is an Amazon Original film that will be released both theatrically and digitally. The film opens in theaters for a limited release on October 21, 2022, followed by a streaming release on Amazon Prime Video on November 4, 2022.
Amazon Studios released the official trailer for the romantic drama film on June 15, 2022. From what the trailer reveals, that’s what it looks like my cop becomes an emotional rollercoaster ride for the three main actors.
The clip begins with Tom and Patrick looking at a painting of a stormy ocean at the museum and Tom being asked by the curator for his thoughts on the painting. What seems like his answer also serves as a euphemism for love. The following explanation from Patrick is an analogy for their feelings for each other, forbidden love, and he encourages Tom to let the waves of those feelings get carried away.
The minute-long clip moves back and forth in time and scenes, highlighting the intense moments between Tom von Styles and Patrick von Dawson and how Corrin’s Marion fits into the men’s relationship.
All we can say about the trailer is that my cop will be a heartwarming and maybe a little heartbreaking story of three people in love in a difficult social environment.
Who’s in my cop’s cast?
my cop Stars Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson, Gina McKee, Linus Roacheand Rupert Everett in leading roles. The cast also includes Andrew Tiernan, Kadiff Kirwan, Jack Bandeira, maddie rice, Dora Davis, Tristan Sturrockand many more in different roles.
Who are the confirmed characters in My Policeman?
Check out which characters the cast will play in the upcoming romance drama –
Harry Styles as Tom Burgess – Tom is a gay police officer in Brighton who is in love with a museum curator.
Linus Roache plays the older Tom, who is likely to appear in the last part of the story.
Emma Corrin as Marion Taylor – Marion is in love with Tom and ends up marrying him despite knowing he is gay and in love with another man.
Gina McKee plays an older version of Marion.
David Dawson as Patrick Hazlewood – Patrick is the museum curator who is in love with Tom. They share a very strong relationship that seems to last a long time.
Rupert Everett plays an older version of Patrick.
When is my cop filming?
The main photography for my cop began in April 2021 and filming took place at various locations in London, Brighton and Hove.
What is my police officer’s background?
As already mentioned, the upcoming romantic drama is adapted from a novel of the same name. While the novel and the film’s plot are identical, the original novel is said to have been inspired by real-life characters and their life events. The real characters are novelist EM Forster and police officer Robert Buckingham. As described in an article by The Guardian,
“For several decades, EM Forster was involved in a love triangle with a policeman and his wife – an unconventional arrangement in which the novelist found happiness.”
Forster and Buckingham’s characters are quite similar to Tom and Patrick’s. And like the novelist and his partner, Tom and Patrick have a significant age difference. Even Marion’s character is inspired by Buckingham’s wife May, who looked after Forster in his later years.
When is my police officer hired?
The history of my cop is set in the 1950s and goes a few decades into the future as older versions of Tom, Patrick and Marion are also mentioned. It is possible that the future timeline of the story will be set in the 90’s as in the original novel.
What is my cop’s story?
my cop takes place in the 1950s, at the height of the change in social culture, history and politics. Trapped in the midst of time, a young police officer, Tom Burgess, falls in love with art-loving museum curator Patrick Hazelwood. Then comes Marion, a school teacher who falls in love with Tom. Considering the time they live in, Tom and Patrick’s love seems impossible, so he marries Marion but never stops loving Patrick. And so begins a complex, tumultuous journey of three young people struggling through social upheaval, emotional turmoil and unrequited love.
Even as the story progresses and time passes, the longing and regret with which they have lived their entire lives continues to envelop the three protagonists.
There is no mystery or suspense in the story of my cop but a long and arduous journey through life to be discovered. While we know what it’s about, we’ve yet to figure out how each of the characters navigates their social identities while dealing with their emotions and self-discovery, and how this upheaval in their lives eventually comes together.
As far as we know, my cop becomes a moving portrait of love, freedom and forgiveness.