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Cillian Murphy backs Harry Styles' inclusion in Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkrik'

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 17:46 IST

London [UK], Aug. 31(ANI): Harry Styles' has recently been included in the cast of 'Dunkirk' and its is believed that the inclusion is due to the inevitable ticket sales boost it might give to the movie.

As per an Independent report, 'Dunkirk's' lead Cillian Murphy, insisted that he believes Styles, who has never acted in a feature film before, was simply right for the part, "Harry Styles is great," he said. The Independent.

"I had very few scenes with Harry but we got to hang out and I've got to say he's a great, great kid, and really, really funny," he added.

"Above all," he said, "Chris Nolan knows talent and would have cast Harry for a reason."

"There's a long history of musicians moving over into acting and I come from that world myself, so I'm sure he'll be terrific in the role. I trust Chris implicitly in that," said the ace director.

However, Murphy is not the only revered actor in the film to sing Styles' praises, co-star Mark Rylance also liked him.

When asked if he had given the singer any advice on set, Rylance said: "No, he doesn't need tips. He is shaping up. "

"I didn't know anything about him really other than my 12-year-old niece played me a music video. She adores him. There are girls all over the place trying to get to him - he is one handsome fella with an incredible smile and eyes," he said.

Adding, "What's really surprised me is he's really witty, really funny - he really makes me laugh. He's been ever so brave, not making any fuss."

The movie has yet to be given a certain release date, but is most likely to arrive sometime in the next year.(ANI)