Christopher Denham and Josh Zuckerman have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer, per Deadline. Production for this project has been underway in New Mexico for weeks now, though cast members are still being added.
Denham and Zuckerman join the massive cast led by Cillian Murphy, which also includes Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Gary Oldman, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, Olli Haaskivi, Michael Angarano, Guy Burnet, Danny Deferrari, Matthias Schweighöfer, Harrison Gilbertson, Emma Dumont, Devon Bostick, Jason Clarke, James D’Arcy, David Dastmalchian, Dane DeHaan, and Trond Fausa, as previously announced.
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.
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.
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