Olivia Thirlby joins all star cast of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’


Olivia Thirlby, who starred in ‘The Darkest Hour’ is the latest to join sci-fi filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest biopic ‘Oppenheimer’.

The movie is based on ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’ authored by the late Martin J. Sherwin and Kai Bird. The book is also the recipient of the prestigious Pulitzer award.

While it is conformed that Olivia Thirlby joins the cast, as per Deadline, there are no details yet as to what role she will be playing in the movie.

The movie will be documenting the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer who was the Project Leader on the Manhattan Project, which led to the atomic bomb creation.

Thirlby is the latest to join what is already a stellar ensemble of actors including, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Matt Damon, Benny Safdie, Dane DeHaan, Josh Hartnett, Jack Quaid, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, Olli Haaskivi, David Dastmalchian, Jason Clarke, Michael Angarano, James D’Arcy, Guy Burnet, Matthias Schweighfer, Danny Deferrari, Gary Oldman, Emma Dumont, Harrison Gilbertson, Josh Zuckerman, Devon Bostick, Christopher Denham and Trond Fausa.

Christopher Nolan is directing this based on the screenplay written by himself and he will also be producing this along with Emma Thomas and Charles Rovan of Atlas Entertainment.

As per reports in Deadline, the production of the movie is currently underway in New Mexico, New Jersey and California and the movie is slated to arrive in cinemas on July 21, 2023.

The titular role of Oppenheimer will be played by Cillian Murphy and the role of his wife Kitty Oppenheimer, who was a botanist and biologist will be played by Emily Blunt. Matt Damon will be playing the role of Manhattan Project Director while Robert Downey Jr. will be playing the founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

The movie features and all-star cast and the director Nolan is known for creating cinematic masterpieces like ‘Dunkirk’, Prestige’, ‘Inception’, Interstellar’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and many more.


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