“Oppenheimer,” a star-studded historical drama about physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his involvement in the development of the atomic bomb, marks filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s homecoming to World War II.
Although the original plot is still under shadow it’s clear that the upcoming Christopher Nolans’ masterpiece draws its inspiration from Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name by Martin Sherwin, and Kai Bird. Bird and Sherwin spent 25 years researching and writing the 721-page book, which was published in 2006. It is ascribed to both authors, with the script written by the Tenet director himself.
The original soundtrack will be composed by Ludwig Göransson, while Hoyte Van Hoytema, Nolan’s go-to cinematographer, will serve as the film’s director of photography.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie “Oppenheimer.”
When is Oppenheimer Set To Hit Theatres?
The only Christopher Nolan films not to be introduced in July since 2008 were Interstellar and Tenet. According to Universal Pictures, Oppenheimer will open in theatres on July 21, 2023, prolonging the custom for at least one more year.
What is Nolans’ Oppenheimer About?
It was first reported in September 2021 that Christopher Nolan was working on a film on J. Robert Oppenheimer, but the specifics of the movie were kept hidden until the end of the year.
There have been many changes since then, and Variety has affirmed that Oppenheimer will focus on the man who led the Manhattan Project, the epic team of scientists as well as military commanders who created the very first atomic weapon, an innovation that was used to decimate the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945 and bring an end to the World War II that claimed millions of lives.
The Oppenheimer Cast
Cillian Murphy portrays American physicist and “architect of the atomic weapon” Oppenheimer. When World War II broke out, he was the director of the highly controversial Los Alamos Facility in New Mexico, where the first nuclear arms were constructed.
To portray Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer’s wife, actress Emily Blunt is in discussions to take on the role. She arrived in the United States in 1913, when she was barely three years old, after fleeing her native Germany. Joe Dallet, an anti-Nazi activist who died while serving in the Spanish Civil War, was Katherine’s first husband and the father of her children.
Richard Harrison, an Oxford-educated physician, married her, but she had an affair with Oppenheimer when touring his ranch in New Mexico during their marriage. After finding out she was expecting, Katherine filed for divorce from Harrison and wedded Oppenheimer in a modest civil wedding.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. will play Lewis Strauss & Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, respectively. The hearings into Oppenheimer’s allegiance to the United States during the Red Scare were begun by Strauss, the head of the United States Atomic Energy Commission amid the Manhattan Project.
The movie might be one of its kind since the studios have gravitated towards directors with distinctive ideas who can launch a picture solely on their reputation alone. The success of “Oppenheimer,” in the eyes of Hollywood insiders, would inspire producers and financiers to try more risky new concepts.