Cillian Murphy’s first look as atomic scientist in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ unveiled

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Los Angeles: ‘Oppenheimer’ producers named Christopher Nolan’s J. Cillian Murphy’s first look in the Robert Oppenheimer biopic has been unveiled.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Feature, which has begun production in New Mexico, has also added Kenneth Branagh to the cast, along with actor Michael Angarano. In the monochrome snapshot, Murphy is depicted staring intently as he smokes a cigarette, which remains true to the historical record. Oppenheimer was a chain smoker who eventually succumbed to throat cancer.

The film’s 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.

For those unaware, Oppenheimer was one of the fathers of the A-bomb during World War II, who later found his loyalty to the United States questioned by hawkish government officials.

‘Oppenheimer’ Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Based on Robert Oppenheimer. Universal Pictures has set a North American theatrical release date of July 21, 2023. A release during the month of summer has long been a Nolan tradition.

First Published:February 23, 2022, 12:14 pm

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