After his falling out with Warner Bros, Christopher Nolan has teamed up with Universal Pictures for his next movie, Oppenheimer which tells the story of the man who created the Atom Bomb. Cillian Murphy is set to star as the lead J. Robert Oppenheimer, and we have our first look at him in the movie.
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The film is actually based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, but Nolan himself is taking credit as the writer for te screenplay.
Besides Murphy, the main cast also includes Emily Blunt who will be playing Oppenheimer’s wife Katherine Oppenheimer. Matt Damon will be playing the director of the Manhattan Project General Leslie Groves Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. will play Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission.
That’s just the top of the cast list. Other actors appearing in the film include Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Alden Ehrenreich, Rami Malek, Dane DeHaan, and Kenneth Branagh—who seems to be Nolan’s new replacement for Michael Caine, who has since retired acting.
Though he made a name for himself with blockbuster films like Dark Knight and Inception, Nolan has steadily been leaning over to period movies, what with the success of Dunkirk. We should hope that Oppenheimer will continue his trend of telling non-linear stories, but maybe Nolan is ready to challenge his own directing styles?
Oppenheimer is set for a release on July 21, 2023.
Source: The Wrap