Emily blunt had already found herself messing with time in Edge of Tomorrow, and now it looks like she’s going to be teaming up with the time-obsessed director of Tenet, Christopher Nolan.
As per Deadline, Blunt is now in talks to join Nolan’s upcoming project with Universal, Oppenheimer. She joins a cast which already includes Cillian Murphy, who she had worked with previously with A Quiet Place Part II.
Blunt is said to play the part of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s (Murphy) wife as the film follows the story of the man who ran the Manhattan Project which led to the invention of the atom bomb. Like all Nolan films, Oppenheimer is expecting an all-star cast, and Murphy and Blunt are the first two to join the project.
While Nolan has been known for making mind-bending movies like Inception and Memento, Oppenheimer will be his second project that will be based on actual history. Before that, he had worked on Dunkirk, which was then followed by his time-bending Tenet. I guess it’s also worth noting that the movie is also said to be based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin
After his very public break-up with WB, a lot of people are curious on what’s next for Nolan. Hopefully Universal Studios manages to keep him for longer. Despite some issues with his previous films, Nolan still manages to be one of the most celebrated modern directors today, and everyone is excited for what he has to bring to the big screen next.
Oppenheimer is expected to come out on July 21, 2023.