Oppenheimer tells the true story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and it already looks like it’s going to be the best movie of the year. Details about the film have been kept tightly under wraps, although Nolan has dropped a few hints that reveal just how good it will be.
Fun fact: Nolan enlisted the help of real scientists as extras to make the film as real as possible.
All indications are that it will not be a traditional biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a key figure in WWII, as he played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb. Although Universal has not provided an official synopsis, the main reference for the film will be the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
The film will tell the story of the American physicist at the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and the Manhattan Project that led to the invention of the atomic bomb.
When Will Oppenheimer Be Released?
As is usual with Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023. The film director likes to release his movies on that date, and this time was not going to be the exception.
The Cast of Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer will feature a magnificent cast; the film will star Cillian Murphy, who has worked with Nolan before but always in supporting roles. We will also see Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Kennet Branagh, and many more.
Oppenheimer and Its Controversial Length
It is relevant to talk about the length of Oppenheimer as Nolan’s new project totals more than 3 hours and 9 seconds, making it the filmmaker’s longest running time. “It’s a little bit longer than the longest one I’ve done so far. It’s kissing three hours,” said Nolan.
Story written in Spanish by Kate Nateras in Cultura Colectiva