Christopher Nolan, on Thursday, unveiled the first poster of his upcoming film ‘Oppenheimer’ starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Florence Pugh in the lead roles. In the fiery poster, the ‘Peaky Blinders’ actor Cillian Murphy could be seen as J. Robert Oppenheimer, taking a walk in the cloud of fire and smoke.
The upcoming project is a biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who is remembered as one of the fathers of the atom bomb. Previously, makers unveiled the first look poster of Cillian Murphy from the film. The upcoming project is touted as an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
The film is all set to hit the theatres on July 21, 2023. ‘Oppenheimer’ marks the first on-screen collaboration of Robert Downey Jr and Cillian Murphy. Nolan’s story is based on Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’. Published in 2006, the 721-page book took Bird and Sherwin 25 years to research and write. Both authors are credited as writers of the film, with Nolan himself penning the screenplay, reportedly.