Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie join Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

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The cast for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer biopic continues to look like one of the starriest ensembles of 2023.

In the last couple of months, we’ve learned that A Quiet Place‘s Emily Blunt will be starring opposite Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film about Robert J Oppenheimer, the ‘father of the atomic bomb’.

It has also been reported that both Robert Downey Jr and Matt Damon have joined the cast. If that wasn’t enough of a starry ensemble, we now know that Florence Pugh, Rami Malek and Benny Safdie have all joined the line-up too.

Whereas Murphy has previously worked with Nolan on Inception, Dunkirk and all three instalments of his Dark Knight trilogy, this will mark the first collaboration of most of these actors with Nolan, who is known for working with familiar personnel throughout his projects.

Cillian Murphy will lead the film as Oppenheimer, a scientist who became deeply remorseful of his actions. Blunt, who most recently starred in Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson, will play his wife. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Pugh will play Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party of the United States who has an off-and-on affair with Oppenheimer and was the cause of major security concerns for government officials. Safdie will play Edward Teller, the Hungarian physicist who is known as the father of the hydrogen bomb and a member of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. research initiative that developed the first atomic bomb. Malek is playing a scientist.’

We do know that the plot will be loosely based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

The film is set to release on July 21st 2023. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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