The countdown is on to the release of Christopher Nolan’s next film. The first trailer for the has just arrivedthe biopic from the director of The Dark Knight and Tenet about the man who developed the first atomic bomb.
In a hypnotically looping YouTube live stream, Cillian Murphy is seen in the trailer as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the real scientist who led the Manhattan Project to create a bomb for the US during World War II. Over images of roaring fire and flame (and a hat), various people give their opinions on Oppenheimer: “The most important man who ever lived” and “The man who moved the earth” – but another voice asks: “How can a man who is seen so much, is he so blind?”
The star-studded cast includes Florence Pugh, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, Rami Malek, Olivia Thirlby, Dane DeHaan, Jason Clarke, David Dastmalchian, Alden Ehrenreich, Casey Affleck, James Remar and Tom Conti as Albert Einstein.
Like many of the cast, Murphy previously worked with Nolan on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, as well as Inception and. Murphy recently starred in and the latest season of hit TV which will also be followed by a film in 2023.
Nolan’s film is based on the non-fiction book by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Released by Universal Pictures thereafterwhen Warner released its time-bending blockbuster Tenet on the streaming service .
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