Christopher Nolan tells the story of the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ in his upcoming movie ‘Oppenheimer’

Oppenheimer is Nolan’s twelfth film in his directorial career and his first to be autobiographical.

American director Christopher Nolan returns to the cinema with his first autobiographical film, “Oppenheimer”, about the life of theoretical physicist and inventor of the atomic bomb in World War II J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Nolan writes and directs the film about the life of University of California physicist and professor Robert Oppenheimer, who has been dubbed “the father of the atomic bomb” and led the “Manhattan Project”, which specialized in research and development for the production of nuclear weapons for the first time, and led to the invention of the atomic bomb in World War II. He also oversaw the Trinity test, where the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated in New Mexico.

Team Championship

The new film will be joined by a group of prominent stars, and the Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who is considered one of the most supportive of Nolan’s work and worked with him in several films, including the “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception”, will join the new film. and Dunkirk.

Deadline announced that Americans Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon also joined Oppenheimer, and indicated that British actress Emily Blunt was in talks to join the team to play the role of the physicist’s wife.

This is the first time Downey Jr. and Nolan have met to work together, while the film reunites Nolan and Damon after they worked together in “Interstellar”, and the latter has previously stated that he is “ready to work in any film directed by Christopher Nolan.”

“Oppenheimer” is Nolan’s 12th film in his directorial career and the first to be a biographical one. “The films of Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas (the film’s producer) have broken the limits of what can be done,” Universal Pictures president Donna Langley said in a statement following the release of the film. that the films can achieve, and we are delighted to work alongside them on this exceptional project and are grateful for their shared passion.”

As for the conceptual music, Oscar- and Grammy-winning Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson will work on it, succeeding German composer and music producer Hans Zimmer, whose compositions have adorned Nolan’s work since 2005, received 3 Oscar nominations for Best Original Music, and became one of the most successful duets of directors and composers. Hollywood sweethearts.

Variety reported that Oppenheimer’s budget would be around $100 million, which is a little compared to Nolan’s other films. It is followed by “The Dark Knight Rises”, which had a budget of about 200 million dollars, while the budgets of the rest of the films ranged between 150 and 180 million dollars.

“Oppenheimer” will be Nolan’s first film released by Universal Pictures after his long relationship with Warner Bros., which has produced or co-produced most of his films over the past 18 years, which have all earned more than $5 billion at the global box office. It won 11 Academy Awards, including two Best Picture nominations.

Triumph and tragedy

Nolan quotes the film’s events from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kay Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

The book deals with Oppenheimer’s life from his early career to his central role in the Cold War, and was published in 2005, after the authors spent more than two decades researching the life of a physical scientist.

Production company Universal Pictures reported that “Oppenheimer” will begin work on it in early 2022, and is scheduled to be shown on July 21, 2023, nearly two weeks before the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

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