‘Oppenheimer’: Robert Downey Jr and Matt Damon accompany Christopher Nolan’s film on the makers of the atom bomb.
Blunt is playing his wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, while Damon stars as the director of the Manhattan Project, the US research initiative that developed the first atomic bomb.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two actors join previously announced cast members Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt in the film that is a biopic, the theoretical physicist remembered as one of the fathers of the atomic bomb.
Downey Jr, the star of many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, and Oscar winner Damon will work together for the first time with Nolan.
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They have kept the details of their roles under wraps. Murphy will portray J Robert Oppenheimer, and Emily Blunt will portray his wife Katherine.
The director and Murphy have worked together on three of his previous films, Batman Begins, Inception, and Dunkirk. The movie Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin.
The film will be written and directed by Nolan, while his creative partner, Emma Thomas, will produce with Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment.
In the description of the studio, the film is described as an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the heart-pounding paradox of an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it”.
The last film Nolan directed was ‘Tenet’, a 2020 espionage film starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, and Elizabeth Debicki, among others.
It is slated to be released in theatres on July 21, 2023.
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