Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Oppenheimer, writer-director Christopher Nolan’s next film. The film is slated to release on July 21, 2023.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the film tells the story of the scientist leading the Manhattan Project. This team created the technology behind the atomic bombs that the US dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. And in the new trailer below, you can see how Oppenheimer struggled with ethics. of improving the technology for war in this way.
Cillian Murphy plays Oppenheimer in a cast that also includes Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Kitty Oppenheimer. Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Gary Oldman, Josh Peck, James Remar, Florence Pugh, Casey Affleck, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh continue to complete the cast.
Oppenheimer was Nolan’s first film after he strongly criticized WarnerMedia’s decision to release dates and dates for its 2021 theatrical films on HBO Max, and especially the fact that the movie giant doesn’t seem to care about directors and talent. Netflix has a compelling attack going on for Nolan to consider making his next movie with the streaming service. Scott Stuber, head of original films at Netflix, said in 2021 that he’s “having ongoing conversations” with Nolan and is doing “everything he can” to convince the writer-director, who have spoken out in favor of the theatrical experience.
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