Christopher Nolan by all means has found the man he was looking for to play the role of J.Robert Oppenheimer who is considered to be the father of the atomic bomb. Cillian Murphy will play J. Robert Oppenheimer in Nolan’s planned movie, which will debut July 21, 2023.
Shooting in 2022 on Imax cameras, the film will be based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The book and film tell the story of the American scientist who led the US Army’s Manhattan Project to develop an atomic weapon during the second world war.
The film will begin production in early 2022 and will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film for the highest image quality and reunites Nolan with some of his leading collaborators, including Roven, director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, editor Jennifer Lame and composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet,Black Panther,Creed).
“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have shattered the limits of what cinematic storytelling can achieve,” said 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.”
Nolan obviously is extraordinarily judicious in his choice of his actors he directed Murphy in Batman Begins and the Dark Knight sequels, Murphy also was present in Dunkirk and Inception. Which is why one can deduce the ease of making a Project with a known face is something Indeed to look forward to.