We now know when the next Christopher Nolan picture will be released, as Universal Pictures has set July 21, 2023, as the release date for his film Oppenheimer. It was also revealed that Cillian Murphy will portray the film’s lead.
Oppenheimer, which Nolan is writing and directing, is a reference to J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist who was a key figure in the development of the atomic bomb. Universal Pictures will release the picture after winning the rights to it in a bidding war in September.
This is the first time since Nolan’s breakthrough as a filmmaker that he is not working with Warner Bros. Nolan was highly critical of the studio for releasing all of their 2021 slate of films on HBO Max and in theatres on the same day, despite the fact that Warner Bros.
has since committed to an exclusive theatrical window (now 45 days) beginning in 2022 and worked with Nolan on releasing his most recent film, Tenet, exclusively in theatres during the summer of 2020.
Universal has agreed to a theatrical distribution for Oppenheimer, which is expected to be filmed in IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film, as Nolan has done with the majority of his previous films.
Murphy is a regular collaborator with Nolan, having featured as the evil Scarecrow in the director’s Batman trilogy, his 2010 dream blockbuster Inception, and the director’s previous World War II film Dunkirk.
Murphy is also well-known for his performance in the renowned British television series Peaky Blinders. What to Watch will keep you up to speed when new information on Oppenheimer becomes available.
Details About Casting Members
There have been no cast members for Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming movie that have been publicly disclosed. Nonetheless, Deadline claims that Cillian Murphy, who has starred in several of Nolan’s previous films, may be involved.
There is no word on who he will portray in the film, but the report does claim that the film will most likely feature a number of significant parts, which means Nolan will have no difficulty filling the cast with big names.
Details About Storyline
Plot specifics for the film are few at the present, but early indications indicate that the Tenet filmmaker’s next project will focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer’s participation in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
That a result, Nolan will return to the same wide historical range as he did in Dunkirk. The film will be comparable in size and scope to the 2017 war movie, thus according Deadline.