Emily Blunt will join Cillian Murphy in leading Christopher Nolan’s new film, that starts production early in 2022.

Emily Blunt has joined regular Christopher Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy in leading Christopher Nolan’s next film. It’ll be about J. Robert Oppenheimer, sometimes called ‘the father of the atomic bomb’, and Universal has picked the project up.

Whereas Murphy has previously worked with Nolan on Inception, Dunkirk and all three instalments of his Dark Knight trilogy, this marks Blunt’s first collaboration with the director who has a penchant for working with the same actors throughout his films.

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, hasn’t yet had her role unannounced. 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 21, 2023, meaning we’re expecting to hear more casting news imminently. We’ll keep you posted as it happens.

The Hollywood Reporter

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