Cillian Murphy to headline Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

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Murphy will play the American physicist Jay Robert Oppenheimer, whose role in running a Los Alamos laboratory and involvement in the Manhattan Project has led to him being referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb”.

Washington: Actor Cillian Murphy is reuniting with Christopher Nolan for the ace filmmaker’s new project, now officially titled “Oppenheimer.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal, which landed the project in September with quite a stir, as it became Nolan’s first film in years not to be produced with his now-former longtime studio home, Warner Bros. Thi, announced the details on Friday. The studio also set a North American theatrical release date of July 21, 2023. The month of summer has long been a Nolan release tradition.

Murphy will play the American physicist Jay Robert Oppenheimer, whose role in running a Los Alamos laboratory and involvement in the Manhattan Project has led to him being referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb”.

Murphy and Nolan are longtime collaborators. Nolan and Murphy previously worked together on “Batman Begins”, “Inception” and “Dunkirk”.

Nolan is writing the screenplay and will direct the film. Producing will be his partner and wife, Emma Thomas, and Charles Rowan of Atlas Entertainment.

Production will begin in early 2022 and will be shot on Imax 65mm and 65mm large format film. Nolan has already gathered some down-to-earth talent, including director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, who worked with him on “Tenet”, “Dunkirk” and “Interstellar”, and editor Jennifer Lemm and composer Ludwig. Goranson, who also acted in both. On ‘Tenet’.

‘Oppenheimer’ Kai Bird’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J.J. Robert Oppenheimer’ and the late Martin J. Sherwin, who passed away recently.

(ANI)

First published:October 9, 2021, 11:46 am

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