Christopher Nolan’s next film officially has a title, release date, and lead actor! Universal Pictures and Syncopy have confirmed Cillian Murphy will star as scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in theaters July 21, 2023. The film will be based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
Oppenheimer will begin production in early 2022, and will be filmed on a combination of IMAX 65mm and traditional 65mm film by returning cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema. Nolan will also reunite with producer Charles Roven, editor Jennifer Lame, and composer Ludwig Göransson. Emma Thomas will also produce alongside Christopher Nolan under their Syncopy banner.
Last month we rounded up all we knew about the project, but there wasn’t a whole lot information to go on in order to get a sense of what the film would shape up to be. Now we know a little bit more with Universal describing Oppenheimer as “an IMAX shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
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