Oppenheimer’s new Christopher Nolan adds Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon to his cast

The biopic on the “Father of the Atomic Bomb” begins to bring together a five-star cast, already led by Cillian Murphy.

For its new achievement, after the trilogy The dark knight, Interstellar, Dunkirk or Tenet, Christopher nolan begins its return to cinema with a biopic focused on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist behind the atomic bomb. Based on the American book Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and the late Pulitzer Prize winner Martin J. Sherwin, the soberly titled feature film Oppenheimer will have as main actor Cillian murphy, with whom the director has already collaborated (notably in Inception). Added to this new film are two even more famous actors, but yes: Robert Downey Jr. and Matt damon.

Cillian Murphy to star in new Christopher Nolan as Robert Oppenheimer

Currently showing at Last duel, medieval film by Ridley Scott for which he signs the screenplay with Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon reunites with Nolan seven years later Interstellar. For Downey Jr., on the other hand, this collaboration will be the first with the acclaimed filmmaker of Tenet, and a big comeback after years in the MCU. Finally, if nothing is certain, it is said that the actress Emily Blunt would be in discussion to join the project and play the wife of Oppenheimer.

In parallel, Oppenheimer marks the start of a whole new collaboration: that of Nolan and Universal Pictures. After years of loyalty to Warner Bros., Nolan announced that he was leaving the major for his competitor, a big deal up for grabs.

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Oppenheimer, which will begin production in early 2022, will be shot on a combination of 65mm and 65mm large format IMAX film. He will relate how the American theoretical physicist and professor of physics J. Robert Oppenheimer became the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II, and his infamous role as “the father of the atomic bomb” as a result of his role. in the Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer is also known to have said this sentence: “Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds“, quoting the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita after the successful detonation of the first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. Oppenheimer should be released on July 19, 2023 in French theaters. Tick, tock, tock, tock …

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