After getting Emily Blunt recently, Deadline is back to report that Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon has officially signed a contract to join the rest of the cast in the biographical drama film directing Christopher Nolan entitled Oppenheimer for Universal Pictures. The project reunites Damon with Nolan after they met at Interstellar in 2014, while this will be Downey’s first project with Nolan.
They will be joined by the previously announced main star, Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) who will play J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who led the discovery of the atomic bomb. And this project marks the sixth collaboration between Murphy and Nolan, after The Dark Knight, Inception, and Dunkirk trilogy. Meanwhile, Emily Blunt will play his wife, Katherine Vissering Oppenheimer.
The film will be adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. With that being said, it seems unlikely the plot will feature too many surprises and plot twists, but reality does sometimes get weirder than fiction, and with Nolan anything is possible.
Oppenheimer will be Nolan’s first film since Teneta film that, like Nolan’s other famous brainbusters, Inceptionmaking this film re-watched many times and like Inceptionleaving many viewers of the film confused but interested in what really happened in the film.
Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and also a physics professor who became the head or head of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the second world war. He is among those credited as the “father of the atomic bomb” for their role in the Manhattan Project, which was a World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapon. Oppenheimer is also famous for saying, “Now I am Death, destroyer of the world,” citing the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita after successfully detonating the first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. The film itself is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2023.