Christopher Nolan’s new film at Universal Studios about J. Robert Oppenheimer got a 2023 release date. After making a slew of mega-successful films both critically and financially, Nolan is making his next film on a smaller scale with Universal. The film will star Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer and the production of the film will begin in early 2022 and it will be premiering in theaters on July 21, 2023.
Nolan will write and direct the film based on the real life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who developed the atomic bomb during World War II. The film will be based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer written by Kai Bird and late Martin J. Sherwin. Nolan’s frequent collaborator Murphy will play the lead role in the film. Other Nolan frequent collaborators returning are producers Emma Thomas and Charles Roven, director of photography Hoyte Van Hotema, editor Jennifer Lame, and composer Ludwig Göransson.
Donna Langley, the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman said this about the film and collaborators:
“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have shattered the limits of what cinematic storytelling can achieve. We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience.”
Oppenheimer will be premiering in theaters in IMAX, 70mm, 35mm, and all other screens on July 21, 2023. Check out the official brief synopsis for the film below:
Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot 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.