Josh Hartnett Joins Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

The cast continues to expand and impress!

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Penny Dreadful and Sin City star Josh Hartnett has joined Christopher Nolan’s upcoming historical biographic film, Oppenheimer in a mystery role.

Following a series of critical comments against Warner Bros, director Christopher Nolan moved from the studio to Universal Pictures. Eventually, it was revealed that his first project for the studio would be a biographic film focused on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the Atomic Bomb. Frequent Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy is set to take on the starring role.

Over the past three months, the cast of the film has been steadily filling out. Emily Blunt is set to play Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer with Matt Damon playing Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, the director of The Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. as Atomic Energy Commissioner Lewis Strauss. Florence Pugh and Rami Malek have also joined the film with the former playing Jean Tatlock; a member of the Communist Party of the United States who had an on-again-off-again affair with Oppenheimer. Maleck is playing a currently unidentified scientist. Now at least one more big name has been added to the film.

According to a new report from Deadline, Josh Hartnett has joined the cast of the upcoming Nolan film. Hartnett is perhaps best known for his roles in films from the late 90s-mid 2000s like The Faculty, Black Hawk Down, and Sin City and more recently starred in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. It is currently unknown what role the actor will be playing in the film.

The film will begin production is currently set to begin 2022 and be shot totally in IMAX. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Christopher Nolan will also be producing along with Emma Thomas.

Oppenheimer is currently set to be released theatrically on July 21, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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