Universal Pictures will release the film Friday, July 21, 2023.
Cillian Murphy will play J. Robert Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming epic about World War II for Universal Pictures. Cillian Murphy has been cast as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist. “Oppenheimer” is Nolan’s first major studio project. Murphy was previously in Nolan’s films “Batman Begins,” Inception and “Dunkirk.” “Oppenheimer” will be released in North American cinemas on Friday July 21, 2023. Like “Dunkirk,” “Oppenheimer”, and “The Dark Knight,” will be shot using IMAX cameras that combine IMAX 65mm film and 65mm large format film. Production is expected to start in 2022.
Nolan wrote the film and Nolan produced it. Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Nolan are responsible for producing the film. “Oppenheimer,” a film adaptation of the Pultizer Prize-winning Pultizer Prize book “American Prometheus, The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer”, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Oppenheimer was a key player in the creation of atomic weapons. However, he later felt ambivalent about their power. He eventually lobby for international nuclear power control and opposed the making the hydrogen bomb.
Nolan will be reunited with former collaborators, including director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Tenet,” “Dunkirk,” “Interstellar”), editor Jennifer Lame (“Tenet”), and Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson (“Tenet”).
“Christopher Nolan’s and Emma Thomas’ films have broken the boundaries of what cinematic storytelling could achieve,” stated Donna Langley, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman. “We are delighted to work alongside them on this extraordinary and extraordinary project, and we are grateful for their passion and dedication to the theatrical experience.”
Nolan has been making movies for Warner Bros. since 2002’s Insomnia and until 2020’s Tenet. His Batman films were Nolan’s most successful films for Warner Bros., with “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” both of which grossed over $1 billion globally for the studio.
Warner Bros. delayed “Tenet’ three times in 2020 because of the pandemic. It finally dropped it in all theaters on September 3. Late 2020 interview with ET Online. Nolan stated that he was “disbelieving” at Warners’ handling new releases. He added, “There’s so much controversy around it, because nobody told them.” They have some of the most respected filmmakers in the country, and some of the greatest stars in the world. These projects are intended to be big-screen experiences. They are meant to be available for as wide an audience as possible… Now they are being used without consultation as a loss leader for the streaming service — the fledgling streaming site. There’s a lot to be concerned about.