Love is never easy, even in the best of circumstances. And the circumstances are far from ideal in the next movie from Prime Video, mypoliceman. Harry Stylesone of the protagonists of Don’t Worry Darling, leads the film as Tom Burgess, a police officer in the 1950s who has to hide the fact that he is secretly gay. It was a different time back then, and even the hint of homosexuality could ruin lives. That’s why Tom married a school teacher named Marion Taylor. Marion really loves Tom, but the titular cop only has eyes for a local museum curator, Patrick Hazlewood. And that’s a volatile love triangle that may ultimately destroy all three of them.
The trailer mainly explores Tom’s bond with Patrick. In a different time and place, they wouldn’t have had to hide who they are. But by bringing Marion into her life, Tom is only inviting disaster. Marion is obviously upset that her husband loves someone more than he loves her. Especially when it comes to another man. And at that time, Marion could potentially expose her rival as an outcast. But she may not be prepared for the consequences of her own actions.
Emma Corin from The Crown 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 main characters as the repercussions of their decisions catch up with them later in life. Linus Roache 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 screenplay by Ron Nyswaner based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, mypoliceman. The film will have a limited theatrical release on October 21.