Emily Blunt In Talks To Join Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan has found his lead actress!

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A Quiet Place star Emily Blunt is in talks to join Christopher Nolan’s J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic.

Deadline reports Emily Blunt is currently being courted to join Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s first film at Universal Studios. Blunt has never worked with the director before. Murphy, a frequent star in Nolan’s films, has been tapped to star as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. The outlet reports that Blunt will play the wife of Oppenheimer, who spearheaded the Manhattan Project, which caused ripples that forever changed humanity’s power and penchant for destruction.

The film is a unique departure for Christopher Nolan as it will be his first biopic. Nolan previously dabbled in real-life events when he dramatized the events of the battle of Dunkirk in the film of the same name. Emily Blunt was last seen in this year’s A Quiet Place Part II and Jungle Cruise, two films that made over $100 million at the domestic box office.

Surprisingly, Blunt and Murphy have never been nominated for Oscars. Perhaps Oppenheimer will be the first time both iconic stars get their shot at bringing home the coveted golden statue.

The film will begin production in early 2022 and be shot totally in IMAX. Oppenheimer will be released theatrically on July 21, 2023. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Here’s the synopsis for Christopher Nolan’s last film Tenet:

John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.”

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, and Himesh Patel. Christopher Nolan also serves as a producer alongside his wife Emma Thomas, with Thomas Hayslip on board as an executive producer.

Tenet is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on all things Christopher Nolan and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content in the future!

Source: Deadline