Cillian Murphy to Star in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ – The Hollywood Reporter

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Cillian Murphy has reteamed with Christopher Nolan for the filmmaker’s latest challenge, now formally titled Oppenheimer.

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Universal, which landed the challenge in September with a lot ado because it turned Nolan’s first movie in years not to made together with his now-former longtime studio residence, Warner Bros., introduced the small print Friday.

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The studio additionally set a North American theatrical launch date of July 21, 2023. The summer time month has lengthy been a Nolan launch custom.

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Universal known as the challenge an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who should danger destroying the world in order to put it aside.”

J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physics, is taken into account one of many fathers of the atom bomb, which he helped develop throughout World War II. The challenge is predicated on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning ebook American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, the latter of whom handed away this week.

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Nolan is writing the script and can direct. Producing shall be his associate and spouse, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment.

Production will start in early 2022 and shoot on Imax 65mm and 65mm large-format film. Nolan has already assembled some below-the-line expertise, together with director of images Hoyte Van Hoytema, who labored with him on Tenet, Dunkirk and Interstellar, and editor Jennifer Lame and composer Ludwig Göransson, who each additionally labored on Tenet.

Murphy, repped by ICM Partners, has been working with Nolan since 2005’s Batman Begins, in which the actor performed villain the Scarecrow. He subsequently appeared in the remainder of the Batman trilogy plus Inception and Dunkirk. This shall be his first time in the lead function of a Nolan movie.

Once once more, Nolan is intent on furthering his filmmaking ethos, which is making big-budget (in this case, $100 million) status pics that play to the summer time moviegoing crowd.

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