Oppenheimer: Christopher Nolan also hires Florence Pugh, Rami Malek and Benny Safdie

Oppenheimer: Christopher Nolan also hires Florence Pugh, Rami Malek and Benny Safdie

Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon had already been announced to the cast.

The biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer advances on the side of Universal. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Christopher nolan just hired Florence pugh (Black widow), Rami malek (Bohemian rhapsody) and Benny Safdie (Good time) to join Cillian Murphy (Peaky blinders), Emily Blunt (Jungle Cruise), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) and Matt Damon (The Last Duel), previously announced to the casting. We know what roles these stars will play.

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Cillian Murphy, who previously collaborated with the filmmaker on Inception Where Batman Begins, will be the main character, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist considered to be the “father of the atomic bomb”. Emily Blunt will play his wife, Katherine Kitty Oppenheimer, and Florence Pugh will be Jean Tatlock, a member of the American Communist Party who was close to the latter (he was publicly discredited at the time of McCarthyism, in the 1950s). Benny Safdie will play Edward Teller, a Hungarian physicist, inventor of the hydrogen bomb that was part of the Manhattan Project (1939-1945), and Rami Malek will also play a scientist involved in its manufacture. Finally, Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. will hold two important roles in Oppenheimer’s journey: the first will be General Leslie Groves, the leader of the Manhattan Project, and the second will play Lewis Strauss, head of the Commission of the Atomic Energy, which publicly questioned J. Robert Oppenheimer’s loyalty to the United States and ended up withdrawing his accreditation.

Written by Chris Nolan from the well documented book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, this film is due to start shooting soon. It already has a release date: July 21, 2023.

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