Christopher Nolan once again impresses us with a five-star cast for his upcoming film Oppenheimer, a biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist considered the father of the atomic bomb.
The role of Oppenheimer will be played by Cillian Murphy, who has already collaborated with Nolan in Inception and Batman Begins. He will be joined by Oscar winner Rami Malek who will play a scientist involved in the creation of the bomb.
Florence Pugh has also been announced and will play Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party USA who had a romantic relationship with Oppenheimer. The final cast member to be announced is Benny Safdie, the director of Uncut Gems, who will play Hungarian physicist Edward Teller, who was considered the father of the hydrogen bomb.
These three actors join Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Junior, and Matt Damon who were previously announced.
Nolan based the film on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. The film will be Christopher Nolan’s first with Universal after separating from the Warner Bros Studio.
The break-up was due to Warner Bros’ desire to simultaneously release their 2021 film on the HBO Max streaming platform, which the director did not approve of.
Universal has called the movie an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
The film is due to start shooting soon and is scheduled for 21 July 2023