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First Look at Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer for Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

First Look at Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer for Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER
First Look at Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer for Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER

Today 23 February sees production on Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer kick off in California.

Adapted from Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin's 2006 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer the man "mainly" credited with inventing the most devastating weapon of the time - the atomic bomb.

Oppenheimer seems to be a companion piece to Christopher Nolan's 2017 Dunkirk which was an on the ground account of events that saw Britain become involved in the Second World War, whilst Oppenheimer follows J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and seems to look at events that lead to the end of World War II.


First Look image - Start of Production Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER, written and directed by Christopher Nolan. This still is an 11K scan of a 70mm B&W IMAX film frame
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Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER, written and directed by Christopher Nolan..This still is an 11K scan of a 70mm B&W IMAX film frame
Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER, written and directed by Christopher Nolan..This still is an 11K scan of a 70mm B&W IMAX film frame


With an exciting all-star cast of talent that includes Nolan regulars:

Cillian Murphy as the titular Julius Robert Oppenheimer,
Matt Damon as the director of The Manhattan Project, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves,
Matthew Modine,
Kenneth Branagh (I wonder if he is reprising his role as Dunkirk's Commander Bolton tying the films together)

and newcomers:

Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer's wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr. as Atomic Energy Commissioner Lewis Strauss, Florence Pugh as Oppenheimer's Communist party dance partner and sometimes mistress - Jean Tatlock, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie as the theoretical physicist who invented the hydrogen bomb - Edward Teller, Josh Hartnett as nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.

Christopher Nolan directs and wrote the screenplay for Oppenheimer. Nolan reteams with regular production partners Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

Production Manager Thomas Hayslip: The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) & Tenet (2020).

Director of Photography Hoyte Van Hoytema: Interstellar (2014), Quay (2015), Dunkirk (2017) & Tenet (2020)

As well as long time Nolan Casting Director John Papsidera: Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), Transcendence (2014), Dunkirk (2017) & Tenet (2020)

Oppenheimer is expected in ciemas July 21, 2023

THE ESTABLISHING SHOT: FIRST LOOK AT CILLIAN MURPHY AS J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S OPPENHEIMER

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