After some exciting additions to the cast, Christopher Nolan’s next feature film, Oppenheimer, is shaping up to be a big contender for the awards season. Now, new plot and character details have reportedly been revealed.
Nolan’s highly anticipated film will center on theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who will be played by longtime Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy, and his involvement in the creation of the atomic bomb. Universal will release the next biopic after Nolan leaves Warner Bros. Other big names in the cast alongside Murphy include Robert Downy Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie and Rami Malek. Oppenheimer is based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
According to a production list leaked via World of Reel, Oppenheimer will start filming next March. While Murphy’s, Pugh’s (Communist Party member Jean Tatlock) and Safdie’s (Hungarian physicist Edward Teller) Oppenheimer Characters have already been revealed, new reports now indicate that Damon is set to play Lieutenant General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, while Downey Jr. will fill the role of Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss. Blunt will play Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine Oppenheimer Vissering.
In addition to announcements of new characters, reports reveal that the plot will follow a young Oppenheimer through his days at Harvard and Cambridge, before moving to Germany and California to become the leader in the field of theoretical physics and contribute through his work on the creation of the atom. bomb. As its actual story suggests, Oppenheimer is shaping up to be one of Nolan’s slow-burning films, as it looks like it will serve more of a drama than a full-scale war epic like Dunkirk.
Now looking to start from scratch with a new studio ready to meet his demands, Nolan seems more than ready to return to the big screen to deliver something truly spectacular with one of his most exciting sets to date. Nolan is about to write Oppenheimer, while Emma Thomas, Nolan’s creative partner and wife, will produce with Charles Roven.
It is also reported that Nolan will reunite with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (who worked with Nolan on Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Principle) to shoot in 65mm IMAX, the format that Nolan has used on all of its films since The black Knight. Additionally, composer Ludwig Göransson (who first worked with Nolan on Principle, replacing longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer) will produce the score.
Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21, 2023.
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