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Harry Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's second world war drama, Dunkirk Reuters

Harry Styles reportedly wants to be the next Justin Timberlake. The One Direction member hopes to make a mark following his solo music and acting debut.

Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's second world war drama, Dunkirk. A source told Hollywood Life: "He is dipping his feet in many areas and as much as he is working on music, the acting bug has definitely bit and we can all thank Dunkirk for sparking that."

"He has seen how the best do it with Christopher Nolan as his director and he wants to chase an Oscar before he chases a Grammy. He actually loves how Justin Timberlake has done it and how he has done both acting and singing seamlessly, he would like to emulate that type of career," the insider added.

The 22-year-old boy band member is apparently impressing everyone on the movie set with his acting skills. During an interview with Evening Standard, Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance praised Taylor Swift's former boyfriend. He said: "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."

"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. He seems remarkable ... one of those people [who has] — Sean Penn has it too — a kind of panache. I look at them and think, 'How did you get that? How do you get so that life is easy?' But he has got a lovely, lovely character. It's a gift," he added.

Styles will be seen alongside Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh in the movie. The film is set to release in 2017.