Cillian Murphy, the Irish actor who has garnered acclaim for his performances in films such as “Inception” and “Peaky Blinders,” has expressed his desire to play the lead in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, “Oppenheimer.” Murphy, who has worked with Nolan on five previous films, has been cast in supporting roles in all of them. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy stated that he was “desperate” to play the lead role in “Oppenheimer” and that it was a “huge responsibility” that he was ready to take on.
“Oppenheimer” is a highly anticipated film about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the team that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. The film has been in development for several years, and Nolan has been carefully selecting the cast for the project. Murphy has worked with Nolan on “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “Inception,” “Dunkirk,” and “Interstellar,” and has built a strong working relationship with the acclaimed director.
Murphy has been praised for his performances in Nolan’s films, but he has always played supporting roles. However, in “Oppenheimer,” Murphy is hoping to take on a larger role and prove himself as a leading man. “It’s a huge responsibility,” Murphy said in the interview. “But it’s a responsibility that I’m willing to take on. I’m desperate to be the lead in this film.”
Murphy’s desire to play the lead in “Oppenheimer” is not surprising. He has always been an actor who is willing to take risks and push himself outside of his comfort zone. In “Peaky Blinders,” Murphy plays the lead role of Tommy Shelby, a ruthless gangster in post-World War I Birmingham. The role has allowed him to showcase his range as an actor, and he has received critical acclaim for his performance.
In addition to his work in film and television, Murphy has also worked on stage, including a critically acclaimed production of “Grief is the Thing with Feathers” in London’s West End. His work on stage has allowed him to explore different aspects of his craft and develop his skills as an actor.
Murphy’s desire to play the lead in “Oppenheimer” is a testament to his dedication to his craft and his desire to push himself to new heights. He has proven himself as a talented actor in supporting roles, and now he is ready to take on the challenge of playing a leading man. With his talent and Nolan’s guidance, Murphy has the potential to deliver a memorable performance in “Oppenheimer” and cement his status as one of the most talented actors of his generation.