Cillian Murphy will star in Christopher Nolan’s next project, Oppenheimer. The movie is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2023.
DeadlineMurphy will play J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist behind the atomic bomb. The famous actor is quite familiar with working with Nolan. The actor, who previously starred in The Dark Knight trilogy as Scarecrow, also appeared in Inception and a small role in Dunkirk. Earlier rumors had surfaced that Murphy would appear in the role..
With this film, Nolan will have worked with Universal for the first time. As you may recall, he publicly criticized Warner Bros.’s decision to show films on HBO Max at the same time as the theaters. The director also referred to HBO Max as “the worst streaming service”. In other words, the conditions for the director to change studios were more than enough.
It appears that Nolan envisioned a $100 million budget for Oppenheimer. This figure is, in his own words, “on a smaller scale” than the director’s other films. The director, who was looking for a new business partner, offered “Full creative control, the first 20% of revenue, and the studio not releasing films three weeks before or three weeks after their own film” during this search.
Tenet, Nolan’s last film, low success at the box office, this was partly due to the decision to close big-box theaters in the US.
Oppenheimer will take Nolan back to WWII movies. director, Dunkirk released in 2017 had passed this way.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer at MRT.
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