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1D's 'most popular member' Harry Styles already being courted by record labels and movie bosses

Published 25/08/2015 | 08:31

Harry Styles
Harry Styles

Music bosses at SONY are reportedly keen to snap up One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles.

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SONY has One Direction on its books through Simon Cowell's Syco label, and are determined to keep the lucrative boyband members close.

Left to right: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Left to right: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

According to showbiz insider Dan Wootton of The Sun, SONY are determined to turn Harry into the band's breakout star.

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Wootton quotes SONY insiders as saying, "Harry has always been One Direction's most popular member and it's obvious that we want to secure him - he's a global superstar."

"Zayn will get to release an album first, as he left the band earlier, but the most excitement is about what Harry is going to do," the source teased.

According to the publication, 21-year-old Styles has been taking career advice from Irving Azoff, the former head of Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

"Harry is a smart guy and is really good at surrounding himself with talented people," the SONY rep added.

"Everyone wants to know what his solo material will sound like, there's also a lot of pressure to get it right."

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has also tipped the singer for a future on the big screen.

Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 6, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Summertime. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 6, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Summertime. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"There's no question he will enter the movie business. I get from him that he wants to. When you meet him he's super-charismatic. He came to our Oscars party last year and then I went out to lunch with him. I think the guy is a super-star, he doesn't have to audition for me," the Hollywood heavy weight stated.

Harvey Weinstein attends the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London
Harvey Weinstein attends the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London

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