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Christopher Nolan’s next feature, “Oppenheimer,” came in with a one-two punch this past week. As first reported by Deadline, Cillian Murphy will star in the Universal feature in the eponymous role. Additionally, Emily Blunt is in talks to star opposite Murphy in the project. Blunt’s role is unknown at this time, although Deadline’s sources say she will be playing Oppenheimer’s wife. With two $100 million–plus films in the past year between “A Quiet Place Part II” and “Jungle Cruise,” she is understandably one of the most sought-after actors of the moment. No further casting has been announced, but Deadline says that the Nolan feature will have “an all-star ensemble.” Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, the film will tell the story of the man behind the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Deadline was first to report the news of the film back in September. John Papsidera is the casting director, and the film is set for release on July 21, 2023.
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