Date: 10th December 2021
Christopher Nolan's biopic about the father of the atomic bomb, "Oppenheimer," has attracted even more major stars to its cast. Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, and Benny Safdie will be joining the already stacked cast in a film that wrestles with the legacy of one of the most complicated men in U.S. history.
The film written and directed by Nolan will tell the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), the scientist behind the Manhattan Project, which led to the invention of the atomic bomb. The film is scheduled for release on July 21, 2023, occupying a slot Nolan has locked in for his films in the past.
Pugh will play Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party of the United States who had an affair with Oppenheimer, while Safdie will be Hungarian physicist Edward Teller, who was involved with the Manhattan Project and is known as the father of the hydrogen bomb. We hear that Malek will be playing another scientist, but no specifics have been disclosed.
Malek recently starred as the villain in the James Bond sequel “No Time to Die,” Pugh picked up the baton from Scarlett Johansson in Marvel’s “Black Widow,” and Safdie had a supporting role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza.”
Nolan’s film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Murphy will star as Oppenheimer, with Malek playing a scientist, Pugh appearing as Jean Tatlock, a Communist Party member who has a love affair with Oppenheimer, and Safdie starring as Edward Teller, a physicist involved in the Manhattan Project.
Source: Press Release