Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film “Oppenheimer,” a drama about the creation of the atomic bomb, will feature Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon.
Moreover, as per Deadline, Emily Blunt is in discussions to join the cast. Christopher Nolan is writing and directing the film which is based on J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist who oversaw the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the development of the atomic bomb. The film will release on July 21, 2023, a date that has been previously reserved for Nolan films. For now, the identities of Damon and Downey Jr.’s characters in the production are not disclosed.
Universal Pictures will be distributing ‘Oppenheimer’ theatrically worldwide and releasing the film in North America. Nolan will be producing the film along with Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The movie is actually 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.
Excitingly, Nolan is known for assembling the cast that includes a mix of talent he’s previously worked with as well as stars he’ll be working with for the first time. Both are addressed in this film. Formerly, Matt Damon has collaborated with Nolan on the science-fiction blockbuster Interstellar. But this would be the first time for Downey Jr. and Nolan to collaborate on a project. Though, Deadline first reported that Cillian Murphy will play a significant role in the project and is now confirmed to be the man at the center of the story.