FILMING is thought to have started on a new Harry Styles film which is being shot in Brighton.

The Argus understands that shooting for Amazon’s romantic drama My Policeman has begun, with locations across Brighton and Hove expected to be used for filming.

The Amazon Studios drama is based on Bethan Roberts’s 2012 novel of the same name.

Book publisher Penguin confirmed that the film adaptation of the novel was “officially happening.”

Earlier this month, the former One Direction star was pictured in a recording studio alongside his co-stars Emma Corrin and David Dawson, suggesting that the production was underway.

The 27-year-old will portray Tom, the police officer of the title.

The Argus: Emma Corrin will star alongside Harry Styles in My PolicemanEmma Corrin will star alongside Harry Styles in My Policeman

While Emma Corrin, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales, will play Marion, his on-screen wife.

The story takes place in the late 1990s when the arrival of Patrick, an elderly invalid, triggers an exploration of events from 40 years previous – Tom and Patrick’s relationship at a time when being gay was illegal.

The production will also include flashback scenes that will be set in the 1950s.

Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett, Line of Duty star Gina McKee and Homeland actor Linus Roache are also in the cast.

Talent agency Extra People put out a casting call for people in Brighton to apply to be extras in the film.

One Direction fans from across the world rushed to apply in the hope they would be one the lucky individuals chosen to star alongside the popular singer.

Award-winning theatre director Michael Grandage will direct from a screenplay adapted by Oscar-winner Ron Nyswaner, who penned 1993 legal drama Philadelphia.

Harry 27, made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 war film Dunkirk and will also star in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling.

Last year, the musician and a team from fashion bible Vogue trekked up to the top of Seven Sisters for a photoshoot.