Robert Downey Jr. emerged aged and unrecognizable as Lewis Strauss in ‘Oppenheimer’the new and ambitious project of Christopher Nolan.
In addition to it, we can see Cillian Murphy (‘Peaky Blinders’) as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who directed the Manhattan Project and led to the invention of the atomic bomb.
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Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr on the set of Oppenheimer, a film directed by Christopher Nolan. pic.twitter.com/WSemBKaJy4
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A Universal will distribute ‘Oppenheimer‘ in theaters around the world. Nolan will also be producing along with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer‘.
The list also includes Emily Blunt (‘Jungle Cruise’), Matt Damon (‘O Last Duel’), Florence Pugh (‘Black Widow’), Robert Downey Jr. (‘Avengers: Endgame’), Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’), Benny Safdie (‘Uncut Gems’), Dane DeHaan (‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’), Jack Quaid (‘The Boys’), Josh Hartnett (‘Penny Dreadful’), David Dastmalchian (‘The Suicide Squad’), Alden Ehrenreich (‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’), David Krumholtz (‘The Deuce’), Jason Clarke (‘Everest’), Louise Lombard (‘CSI’), James D’Arcy (‘Agent Carter’), Michael Angarona (‘Sky High: Super School of Heroes’) and Matthias Schweighofer (‘Army of the Dead: Invasion of Las Vegas’).
Pugh will interpret John Tatlocka member of the Communist Party of the United States who has an affair with Oppenheimer and the cause of major security concerns for government officials.
Safdie will interpret Edward Tellerthe Hungarian physicist known as the father of the hydrogen bomb and a member of the Manhattan Project, the US research initiative that developed the first atomic bomb.
Damon will be lieutenant general Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, while Downey will be Lewis Strauss, the infamous chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission who initiated hearings that questioned Oppenheimer’s allegiance to the United States and who helped revoke his scientific expertise before the nation’s public safety. Already Blunt it will be Katherine Oppenheimer Visseringwife of the protagonist.
A Universal Pictures release the movie in theaters today July 21, 2023.
Nolan also joins as an executive producer on the film alongside his wife and longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas.