Date: 21st October 2021
Emily Blunt is rumored to be the latest cast member to join Christopher Nolan's next film, Oppenheimer, an eponymous biopic on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the lead scientist behind the Manhattan project and the creation of the atomic bomb.
Though nothing is official, the casting would reunite Blunt with her "A Quiet Place Part II" co-star Cillian Murphy, who will portray the title role of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the film about the development of the atomic bomb. Blunt is expected to play the wife of Oppenheimer, the American physicist who was pivotal in the Manhattan Project.
Murphy and Nolan have worked together on several films, including "Batman Begins", "Inception" and "Dunkirk", though it would be the first collaboration between Nolan and Blunt.
Nolan will write and direct, while his creative partner and wife, Emma Thomas, will produce with Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment.
Oppenheimer is based on American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Published in 2005, the book won the Pulitzer Prize.
Source: Press Release