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Cillian Murphy is Atomic Scientist in the first look of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

en Bollywood News Cillian Murphy is Atomic Scientist in the first look of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is one of the fathers of the atomic bomb in the first look at Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan upcoming biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Murphy is portraying Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the A-bomb during the Second World War, who later found his loyalty to the United States questioned by hawkish government officials.

Cillian Murphy is Atomic Scientist in the first look of Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'

Cillian Murphy is Atomic Scientist in the first look of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Oppenheimer is based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Universal won a bidding war for the project, Nolan’s first movie in years not made with his longtime studio home, Warner Bros.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which has started production in New Mexico, has also added Kenneth Branagh to the call sheet, along with actor Michael Angarano. The star-studded cast also includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich and David Krumholtz.

On the work front, Cillian Murphy first teamed with Christopher Nolan on Batman Begins (2005), where he portrayed the Scarecrow after auditioning for Batman. He has also appeared in Nolan’s Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Dunkirk (2017).

Production is expected to include shooting on Imax 65mm and 65mm large-format film, with Nolan having recruited director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, who worked with him on Tenet, Dunkirk and Interstellar, and editor Jennifer Lame and composer Ludwig Göransson, who both also worked on Tenet.

Universal has set a North American theatrical release date of July 21, 2023.

Also Read: Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon join Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer along with Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt


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