Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon to star in Christopher Nolan’s Movie
Christopher Nolan’s impending World War II blockbuster “Oppenheimer,” a drama about the development of the atomic bomb, will star Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon.
The roles that Downey Jr. and Damon will play in the film are unknown. Cillian Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Emily Blunt plays his wife Katherine. Nolan is building a star-studded cast. Oppenheimer is renowned as the “Father of the Atomic Bomb,” a physicist who played a key role in the Manhattan Project. The narrative is supposed to portray the invention of the nuclear weapon, however, plot details have been kept under wraps.
“Oppenheimer,” a “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding dilemma of the enigmatic man who must risk ruining the world in order to rescue it,” is being distributed by Universal Pictures. A $100 million budget has been set aside for the film’s production.
In a competitive bidding war with Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros., Universal obtained the rights to the project. By working with Universal on his next project, Nolan, the director of “The Dark Knight,” “Inception,” and “Tenet,” ended a 20-year partnership with Warner Bros. (his 2014 sci-fi thriller “Interstellar” was distributed by Paramount in North America and Warner Bros. abroad). During the epidemic, however, his long-standing relationship with Warner Bros., which has supported all of his major films, became strained as the studio revealed that its 2021 slate will premiere on HBO Max on the same day as their individual theatrical releases. “Tenet,” Nolan’s second big-budget tentpole, debuted in theatres in September 2020 and grossed $58 million in North America and $363 million worldwide.
On July 21, 2023, “Oppenheimer” will be released in theatres. In addition to directing, Nolan will adapt the script from Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.” Early in 2022, production will commence.
Downey Jr. just said his final goodbyes as Iron Man in Disney and Marvel’s superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame,” which shattered nearly every box office record ever set. He followed up his biggest hit with Universal’s family-friendly adventure “Dolittle,” which was a box office disappointment. Damon’s most recent film appearances include “Stillwater,” a crime drama directed by Tom McCarthy, and “The Last Duel,” a period drama directed by Ridley Scott and co-written by Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener.