Oppenheimer is set to be Christopher Nolan’s directorial comeback.
It is going to be based on the Pulitzer-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,’ by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin.
Not much is known regarding the details of the plot but we know that Oppenheimer is based on the true-life story of an atomic scientist and theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer who played a vital role in the development of the atomic bomb.
The movie will be of the history and war genre.
Who Was J. Robert Oppenheimer?
American theoretical physicist and “the father of the Atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the scientists to discover and build the world’s first atomic bomb.
He was a part of the Manhattan Project – the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. Oppenheimer was among those who observed the Trinity test in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated on July 16th, 1945.
J Robert Oppenheimer was a scholar from Harvard.
He died on February 18th, 1967, aged 62 in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Oppenheimer Movie Release Date
Oppenheimer is still in its early days of production so the release date might change but the tentative release date is July 23rd, 2023.
Stars Confirmed To Be A Part Of Oppenheimer So Far
Oppenheimer will see some massive names as a part of the cast. As per reports, it is an A-list star-studded lineup!
The second huge name on the list is that of Robert Downey Jr. The actor has a huge and loyal fan base because he played the ever-powerful Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise movies.
Both these actors have done some splendid work in the past and will surely bring their expertise to the screen in the best possible way with Oppenheimer!
Emily Blunt, another absolute superstar, is also reportedly a part of the cast. The Devil Wears Prada and A Quiet Place actress will play the role of Oppenheimer’s wife.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, let me remind you of the previously confirmed actors who are a part of Oppenheimer.
Our very own Thomas Shelby aka Cillian Murphy was the first person to be cast for Oppenheimer as the titular and we can’t wait to see what role he will play, with his usual sheer brilliance!
We are super excited for Oppenheimer and cannot wait so long for it to release. However, it is definitely going to be worth the wait! Block your calendars for July 23rd, 2023!