The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new film Oppenheimer, has been released by Universal Pictures. Oppenheimer was a key contributor to the Manhattan Project. A government research effort focused on the development of nuclear weapons that ran from 1942 to 1946.
Cillian Murphy plays Oppenheimer, marking his first lead role in one of Nolan’s films.
Murphy has been a staple in many of Nolan’s film, previously starring in Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk.
I’ll always show up for Chris, no matter how small the role, Murphy previously told The Guardian. Chris will call me up and I’m there. Florence Pugh plays Jean Tatlock, Emily Blunt plays Kitty Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, Matt Damon plays Leslie Groves Jr., and Gary Oldman plays Harry S. Truman, among others.
“Oppenheimer” premieres in theatres on July 21, 2023.
The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographical novel “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Along with adapting the novel for the screen, Nolan will also serve as director and producer on the project. Alongside producers Charles Roven and Emma Thomas. “Oppenheimer” is Nolan’s first film not released by Warner Bros. Since 2000’s “Memento,” after his relationship with the studio ended following the release of “Tenet.”
Nolan’s films, including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception, Memento, and The Dark Knight trilogy, have earned more than $5 billion at the global box office. It have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations. Including two Best Picture nominations for Dunkirk and Inception.
The Nolan-directed thriller will clash at the box office with Barbie starring Margot Robbie in the titular role and Ryan Gosling as Ken. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the upcoming film also stars Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, and Michael Cera among others.