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DUNKIRK starts principal photography on Monday. Some atmospheric new photos from the set today by photographer Julien Valcke. Check out all his Dunkirk photos here

Christopher Nolan’s next feature, Dunkirk, begins principal photography on Monday 23 May, with a stellar cast including Tom HardyMark RylanceCillian MurphyKenneth BranaghHarry StylesAneurin BarnardFionn Whitehead and Jack Lowden.

Filming will run in France for around five weeks before moving to the Netherlands for a month and the UK for just under a week.

Nolan directs from his own screenplay, which centres on the famous Allied evacuation which took place from 27 May - 4 June 1940.  

More than 800 vessels were scrambled for the emergency manoeuvre, codenamed Operation Dynamo. Later known as the ‘little ships of Dunkirk’, these included fishing boats, pleasure craft and merchant marine boats. A total of 338,226 soldiers were rescued in just eight days, with Churchill calling the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance” in his iconic “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech of 4 June 1940.  // theknowledgeonline.com

Check out Cillian Murphy and Chris Nolan in Dunkirk on Thursday. Mark Rylance and Harry Styles (there’s so much I don’t know what to link to :)) and some others are now on location. More about the production here plus lots more set pics here.

11 Facts about #OperationDynamo

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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller “Dunkirk” is underway in Dunkirk, France. Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production will shoot in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.

“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” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.

The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) is serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. - [x]