David Dastmalchian has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer.
Oppenheimer is a World War II era biopic that will follow J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who ran the Manhattan Project that led to the invention of the atomic bomb. The film is currently set to release July 21, 2023, roughly two weeks before the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Oppenheimer will reunite Dastmalchian and Nolan following their work on 2008’s The Dark Knight, which was Dastmalchian’s break into the film industry. His casting follows the biggest year of his career, with 2021 seeing him on the screen in The Suicide Squad and Dune.
Nolan’s Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer. In addition to Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Jack Quaid, Benny Safdie, Alden Ehrenreich, David Krumholtz, and now Dastmalchian are all confirmed for the cast. In addition to directing, Nolan will also produce alongside Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, though Nolan also penned the script.