‘Oppenheimer’ Announcement Trailer: The World Changes Forever In Christopher Nolan’s New Atom Bomb/WWII Thriller

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has given himself plenty of challenges over the years, rebooting Batman for the modern age (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), shooting with IMAX cameras in Iceland to capture distant planets (“Interstellar”), shooting backward scenes practically (“Tenet”) and more. But his greatest challenge could be his upcoming movie “Oppenheimer,” about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who invented the atom bomb used in WWII against Japan. Why? For one,‘Oppenheimer’ Trailer: The World Changes Forever In Christopher Nolan’s New Atom Bomb/WWII Thriller because the story really sounds like a moral drama—Oppenheimer famously deeply regretted what he helped unleash on the world, irrevocably changing it—but it sounds like Nolan, being Nolan, is turning that story into something more that feels like a dramatic thriller, and the race against time to stop a bloody world war.

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Written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Nolan, “Oppenheimer” stars Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Peaky Blinders”) as J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Yet, the cast of the film is gigantic, including Emily Blunt as biologist/botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, Matt Damon as Gen. Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. as Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Other cast members include Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine and in what are said to be small parts, Gary Oldman and Casey Affleck.

“Oppenheimer” will be shot with a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film alongside scenes in IMAX black and white analog photography. The film will be released on July 21, 2023, via Universal studios, clearly showing their faith and confidence in Nolan with a big summer release.