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"Oppenheimer": A Biographical Thriller Film Directed by Christopher Nolan

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Information about the movie "Oppenheimer": Directed, written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer" is a biographical thriller movie yet to be released. The movie focuses on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who contributed to the development of the first nuclear weapons. It's based on the 2005 biography "American Prometheus" by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

Cast members:

The movie features Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer, accompanied by an ensemble supporting cast comprising Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Florence Pugh.


The film was directed, written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan.


Set during World War II, the film follows Oppenheimer's life, including his personal relationships and work with the Manhattan Project.


The filming started in late February 2022 and concluded in May of the same year. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema was involved in the production. The film was shot using both IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film. Furthermore, it includes sections of IMAX black-and-white analog photography, for the first time.

Release Information:

Universal Pictures plans to release "Oppenheimer" in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 21, 2023.

Accuracy Information:

A nuclear historian asserts that the movie assumes some liberties with the facts; however, overall, it presents an accurate depiction of the events. Nevertheless, some scenes in the movie are inaccurate, whereby Oppenheimer is portrayed as the lone voice reassuring everyone that the storm will pass during a weather event.