In Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt will co-star with Cillian Murphy.
Emily Blunt, who starred in Jungle Cruise, is in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.
Emily Blunt, who starred in A Quiet Place Part II, is in talks to co-star with Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Oppenheimer. According to sources, Blunt is being considered for the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who will be played by Murphy, the physicist who oversaw the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the development of the atomic weapon.
The pairing of Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy under the leadership of acclaimed director Christopher Nolan is undoubtedly thrilling, with both of these cinematic creatives having proven their unique talents time and again. Blunt has also proven to be a box office magnet, with not one but two films hitting the $100 million domestic mark this year, a feat that no other actor has accomplished since the loosening of regulations and the return to theatres. Blunt returned to lead the horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, which was released in May and has grossed $160 million domestically and over $296 million worldwide, and was followed by Jungle Cruise, which has been a great hit for Disney.
Christopher Nolan will write and direct Oppenheimer, which is based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Universal has since billed the film as a “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have pushed the limitations of what cinematic narrative can achieve,” said Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience.”
Oppenheimer will begin production in early 2022, with the intention of shooting on Imax 65mm and 65mm large-format film. Along with Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt as his leads, Nolan has recruited a team that includes director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, who has worked with him on Tenet, Dunkirk, and Interstellar, as well as editor Jennifer Lame and composer Ludwig Göransson, who have both worked on Tenet.
Oppenheimer’s film will be released in theatres on July 21, 2023, a date usually reserved for Nolan’s films.