In 2023, “Oppenheimer,” based on the biography of theoretical scientist and “father of the Atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer will be released in theatres thanks to Christopher Nolan. The Oscar-nominated director has never made a biographical drama before, but don't expect him to follow the conventional path.
“Oppenheimer,” like all of Christopher Nolan's films, will surprise you. Nolan is said to be reducing the project scope following the $200 million extravaganzas of “Tenet,” although no concrete reports support this. Precisely what does a $100 million Christopher Nolan film look like? The answer to that question will be revealed to us shortly.
What we know about Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” can be found in the list below. If additional details concerning the biographical drama emerge, we at IndieWire will keep this list up to speed with the latest developments.
Oppenheimer Film Plot
Oppenheimer is a biopic based on the J. Robert Oppenheimer autobiography American Prometheus. However, the specific narrative details remain unknown.
According to legend, Oppenheimer is referred to as the “Father of Atomic Bombs” and was a crucial figure in the Manhattan Project, which created and built the first nuclear bombs on ending World War II.
However, his life wasn't all theoretical physics and nuclear weapons of mass devastation, making it even more tragic His marriage was strained, he started an affair, and McCarthyism eventually caught up with him because of his association with communists in America. Celluloid can't hold so much life!
Who's in the Cast of the Oppenheimer Film?
Oppenheimer is home to a mysterious group of individuals. Honestly, it'd be simpler to tell you who isn't in Oppenheimer. Cillian Murphy will head an all-star cast including Emily Blunt, Roverty Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and Matt Damon as the eponymous scientist. The entire cast list is below.
- Cillian Murphy – J. Robert Oppenheimer
- Emily Blunt – Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer
- Matt Damon – Leslie Groves
- Robert Downey Jr. – Lewis Strauss
- Florence Pugh – Jean Tatlock
- Benny Safdie – Edward Teller
- Josh Hartnett – Ernest Lawrence
- Dylan Arnold – Frank Oppenheimer
- Michael Angarano – Robert Serber
- Danny Deferrari as Enrico Fermi
- Josh Peck – Kenneth Bainbridge
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Hans Bethe
- Devon Bostick – Seth Neddermeyer
- Emma Dumont as Jackie Oppenheimer
- Dane DeHaan
- Matthew Modine
- Rami Malek
- Jack Quaid
- Olli Haaskivi
- Alden Ehrenreich
- David Krumholtz
- Kenneth Branagh
- Alex Wolff
- Tony Goldwyn
- Trond Fausa Aurvåg
- Gary Oldman
- Josh Zuckerman
- David Dastmalchian
- Jason Clarke
- Louise Lombard
- Scott Grimes
- Christopher Denham
- James D’Arcy
- David Rysdahl
- Guy Burnet
- Harrison Gilbertson
- Matthias Schweighöfer
- Olivia Thirlby
- Casey Affleck
We think many of these appearances will be glorified cameos, given the film's roster of A-list performers. According to Deadline's sources, Gary Oldman has “one scene” and appears in around a half-page of the script.
As a cinematographer, Nolan relies on a core set of partners. The film's cinematographer will be Hoyte van Hoytema, who photographed Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Tenet. It will be Ludwig Göransson, who wrote the Tenet score, who will compose.
Filming Emma Thomas and Charles Roven will Produce
A two-day casting call for residents, military personnel, and scientists was held in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico, in January 2022, and pre-production began in that state in February. An additional casting call took place in February for a lead role. Hoyte van Hoytema was the cinematographer when filming started in late February 2022.
The filming occurred at Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study in the second week of April. Both IMAX 65mm and large-format 65mm films are used in the production of this picture. IMAX black and white analog photography were used for the first time in a feature film.
In May, Gary Oldman claimed he would be on-site for “one scene, a page and a half” for “one day of shooting.” Additionally, filming took place in California, mainly in and around the University of California, Berkeley. In May 2022, filming was completed after five months.
Oppenhimer Release Date
The release date for Oppenheimer is currently set for July 21, 2023. The picture has been in production since late February 2022, and there hasn't been an announcement of any problems so far.
As a result of Nolan's contract with Universal, we are privy to a great deal of information regarding the film's upcoming release. A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that Christopher Nolan had strict requirements for his war film.
At least 100 days in the theatres and three weeks before and following that is off-limits for Universal to distribute any other movie. When it comes to a Universal film in July, Oppenheimer is your best bet.