Less than a month away from the theatrical release of the highly anticipated Oppenheimer of Christopher Nolanthe marketing campaign of Universal Pictures continues with a new look at Nolan behind the scenes.
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In the meantime, we’ll update you on everything there is to know about the project prior to its release on the big screen.
Oppenheimer is a period piece on J. Robert Oppenheimera World War II scientist considered one of the fathers of the atomic bombplayed in the film by Cillian Murphy.
The rest of the great cast complete it Emily Bluntwho plays biologist, botanist, and Oppenheimer’s wife, Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, Robert Downey Jr. such as Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission, Florence Pugh characterizing the psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano It’s Robert Serber. Josh Hartnett is pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence; Jack Quaid, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, y Matthew Modine they round out the cast.
Nolan’s frequent collaborator, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytemashot the film in IMAX format.
The twelfth feature film will be the longest running film in Nolan’s filmography, reaching 3 hours. This will exceed 2 hours and 49 minutes of Interstellar.
And in case you’re not familiar, we tell you that Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who became the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, directed the research and development of the bomb that ended World War II, under what is covertly called the Manhattan Project. He also oversaw the Trinity Test, in which the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated in New Mexico.
Oppenheimer is 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 script was adapted by Nolan. The filmmaker is producing the film with his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas for their company Syncopy Inc.
- Oppenheimer marks the first collaboration between Nolan and the studio Universal Pictures, that in September 2021 arrived to an agreement with the filmmaker to finance and distribute the feature filmafter Nolan left the ranks of Warner Bros. after making public his discontent with the release of Tenetand the studio’s strategy of implementing the simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max.
- Murphy has collaborated with Nolan on several occasions, placing himself under the director’s orders in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and more recently, Dunkirk.
- The feature film was shot on a combination of 65mm and 65mm IMAX wide-format film photography including, for the first time, sections in IMAX black-and-white analogue photography.
The film has obtained R-Rated by the Asociación Cinematográfica (MPA; Motion Picture Association).
- is the first Nolan film to be Rated R in the United States in over two decades; the previous one was the drama Insomnia (2002).
Oppenheimer will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023where he will face the premiere of the also highly anticipated Barbie of Greta Gerwig.