Cillian Murphy and Matt Damon
Oppenheimer hits theaters in summer 2023
Emily Blunt on the set of Oppenheimer, spring 2022
Cillian Murphy in full speech
The Peaky Blinders star will return in July 2019 in this biopic of the father of the atomic bomb.
Cillian Murphy returned very recently to Netflix in season 6 of Peaky Blinders. A final poignant story, the creation of which he recounts to Deadline while waiting to know if Steven Knight will be able as planned make a film to conclude the saga of the Shelby family. “If there are other stories to tell, I will be there”promises the 46-year-old actor, who has “distanced” with Peaky for a few months, since he was shooting Oppenheimer under the direction of Christopher Nolan: “As you say, I’ve done different things. About a year ago, we were finishing filming this season six, then I had six months of vacation and now I’ve just finished that ofOppenheimer, a fortnight ago. So yes, I left this costume to slip into another one. But I’m very happy that the end of the series is coming to Netflix, it will allow fans from other parts of the world to discover it. I’m very proud of it, especially since it didn’t have an easy genesis…” He then tells how complicated it was to shoot Peaky Blinders in the midst of the Covid epidemic, without Helen McCrorythe interpreter of Polly, who died at the very beginning of the shots.
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If he collaborated several times with Christopher Nolan (for Inceptionthe trilogy Dark Knight and Dunkirk), this is the first time that Cillian Murphy has taken on the main role in one of his films, and he said when signing that it was a big challenge for him: “It’s huge, a lot of work. But in my opinion, when you work with one of the best filmmakers alive, you are in good hands. The difference with his other films is that this time, all the everyone knows what happened. Finally, Chris will tell the story in another way, as you would expect from him. That’s all I can say. I’ll stop there, otherwise they’ll kill me. They’re very strict! Anyway, there’s an awful lot of material on the subject, and I’m going to read it all. I’ll never understand how physics works, no matter how hard I try or who tries to teach me. There’s really only 0.0001% of the population of the planet who are intelligent enough to understand all of this. However, I’m beginning to see, conceptually, what these people were trying to do. It’s both huge and terrifying. But if I found it easy, I wouldn’t be interested. When I start to feel too nervous, anxious, I tell myself stop. ‘Forget that ! You’ve been doing this job for 25 years and you’ve been there before. So keep going.'”“
Here are some photos of the shots of this extraordinary biopic: Universal spent 100 million dollars for this project telling the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”from the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin (2006 Pulitzer Prize). We recognize Emily Blunt, who has already met the actor in Quietly 2 and plays here his wife, Katherine (Kitty) Oppenheimer, Florence Pugh (Midsommar), which lends its features to Jean Tatlock, member of the American Communist Party and close to the latter, but also Matt Damon in General Leslie Groves, the head of the Manhattan Project.
Oppenheimer will be released on July 19, 2023, in competition with another American film with an impressive cast: Barbieby Greta Gerwig.
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