Cillian Murphy Cast as Oppenheimer in Next Chris Nolan Movie

Do you think he just kept pictures of Tom Hardy, Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy next to a picture of Oppenheimer?
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In a bold decision Movie Twitter absolutely did not see it coming miles away, Cillian Murphy has been cast as J. Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb, in Christopher Nolan’s next film. Oppenheimer is a thriller that follows the scientist whose work on the Manhattan Project led to the creation of the atomic bomb. The film follows “the heart-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world to save him,” according to an announcement. Hmm, is that what happened? Written and directed by none other than Nolan, Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Production will begin in early 2022 and will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65MM and 65MM large format film. In addition to Murphy, Nolan reunites with producer Charles Rogen, director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk), editor Jennifer Lame and Adele collaborator-composer Ludwig Göransson (both from basic principle). Oppenheimer is officially scheduled for July 21, 2023. It is a usual slot for Nolan, although it is with a new studio after a bidding war.

Despite the production of six films with Warner Bros. — The Dark Knight trilogy, Start, dunkirk, and Basic principle – this next one is at Universal Pictures. The split comes after Nolan criticized WarnerMedia’s decision to move 2021 films to simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max. However, are not. basic principle premiered before vaccines did. “Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have pushed the boundaries of what cinematic storytelling can achieve,” said Donna Langley, president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We are delighted to be working with them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and dedication to the theatrical experience.” The shadow!

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