Love is never easy even under the best of circumstances. And circumstances are far from ideal in the upcoming Prime Video film, My policeman. Harry Styles, one of the presenters of Don’t worry, honey, the title of the film as Tom Burgess, a 1950s policeman who must hide the fact that he is secretly gay. It was a different time then, and even a hint of homosexuality could ruin a life. That’s why Tom married a teacher named Marion Taylor. Marion really loves Tom, but the titular policeman only has eyes for the curator of the local museum, Patrick Hazlewood. And it’s a volatile love triangle that can ultimately destroy all three of them.
The trailer mostly explores Tom’s relationship with Patrick. In another time and place they wouldn’t have to hide who they are. But by bringing Marion into his life, Tom only causes disaster. Marion is clearly upset that her husband loves someone more than he loves her. Especially when it’s another man. And in that era, Marion could potentially expose his rival and cast him as a pariah. But she may not be prepared for the consequences of her own actions.
The crownEmma Corrine co-stars in the film as Marion Taylor, with David Dawson as Patrick Hazlewood. Additionally, scenes set in the 90s will feature older versions of the lead characters as the consequences of their decisions catch up with them later in life. Linus Roach appears as an older version of Tom, with Gina McKee as the older Marion and Rupert Everett as the older Patrick.
Michael Grandage directed the film from a script by Ron Nieswaner, based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, My policeman. The film will receive a limited theatrical release on October 21.