Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” Casts Cillian Murphy, Sets 2023 Release Date

Christopher Nolan at Warner Bros. CinemaCon in 2017.
Christopher Nolan at Warner Bros. CinemaCon in 2017. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8558817cr)

Christopher Nolan is currently busy plotting his next film, and all the crucial details are slowly falling into place. Cillian Murphy is officially set to lead the director’s upcoming WWII drama Oppenheimer, set to premiere in summer 2023.

Nolan’s next project will center on J. Robert Oppenheimer, often described as “the father of the atomic bomb.” In addition to reuniting with Murphy, who previously starred in The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk, he’ll join forces with several frequent collaborators he worked with in the past.

Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, editor Jennifer Lame, and composer Ludwig Göransson are all set to help Nolan bring his next project to life. Oppenheimer also got an official release date, and it’s set to premiere on July 21st, 2023, and get a 100-day theatrical window.

Its exclusive theatrical run is a part of Nolan’s agreement with his new studio, Universal Pictures. They joined forces after the director decided to part ways with Warner Bros. and Universal’s chairman Donna Langley said they’re excited to be working with Nolan and Emma Thomas.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience,” said Langley in a statement.