With the Brexit a fait accompli, the pound has plunged off a cliff, the global market is in free fall, the prime minister has resigned, and the entire country might end up living like Wildlings come winter, but there is some good news coming out of the UK today. Yes, former One Direction star Harry Styles has signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records, the same label behind his group. The news was first reported by Billboard Thursday. Terms of the deal are unknown and there is no timeline for the album, sources said.
Says Simon Cowell of Styles’ impending solo career:
“He’ll work out what kind of record he wants to make because he’s got great taste—which is always a help. All the writers and producers want to work with him, understandably, but he probably won’t rush into it.”
So, um, yay? Did that brighten your day a bit?
Styles is currently filming the Christopher Nolan World War II drama Dunkirk with Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy (not bad for your first acting gig). He’s also rumored to be playing Mick Jagger in the forthcoming Rolling Stones biopic Exile On Main Street: A Season In Hell With The Rolling Stones, as NME reports. The film is based on Robert Greenfield’s book of the same name and will be directed by Downton Abbey’s Andy Goddard. Though filming has yet to begin, the film is currently scheduled for release this winter.