Cillian Murphy has signed on to play the lead position in Christopher Nolan’s subsequent movie, Oppenheimer, based on Deadline. Murphy will painting scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer within the biographical drama from Universal Pictures and Nolan’s Syncopy banner, with a launch date set for July 21, 2023.
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“The IMAX-shot epic thriller thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it,” reads the logline from the outlet.
Oppenheimer relies on the Pulitzer Prize-winning e book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The movie is written and directed by Nolan, with Universal Pictures anticipated to distribute the characteristic theatrically worldwide. Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Nolan will produce.
“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have shattered the limits of what cinematic storytelling can achieve,” mentioned Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman, Donna Langley. “We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience.”
The film will start manufacturing in early 2022 and is reportedly being shot on a mix IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format movie.
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics who turned the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory. He is amongst these credited with being “the father of atomic bomb” for his or her position within the Manhattan Project, which was the WWII endeavor ensuing within the improvement of the primary nuclear weapons. Oppenheimer can also be infamously referred to as saying, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds,” quoting the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita following the profitable detonation of the primary atomic bomb on July 16, 1945.