Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar® winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Academy Award® nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
Oppenheimer also stars Oscar® winner Rami Malek and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar® nominated actor, writer and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.
The cast includes Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Dylan Arnold (Halloween franchise), David Krumholtz (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises).
The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan.
Oppenheimer is filmed in a combination of IMAX® 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX® black and white analogue photography.
Nolan’s films, including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, have earned more than $5 billion at the global box office and have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations. Oppenheimer is in cinemas and IMAX from 21 July.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]
- This is a national emergency.
- Detonators charged.
- We're in a race against the Nazis. And I know what it means--
If the Nazis have a bomb.
- I have a 12-month head start.
- How could you possibly know that?
- We've got one hope, all of America's industrial-minded scientific innovation connected here. A secret laboratory, keep everyone there until it's done. Let's go recruit some scientists.
- Build a town. Build it fast. If we don't let scientists bring their families, we'll never get the best.
- Why would we go to the middle of nowhere for who knows how long?
- Why? Why? How about because this is the most important thing to ever happen in the history of the world!
- You're the great improviser. But this, you can't do in your head.
- Are we saying there's a chance that when we push that button, we destroy the world?
- Chances are near zero.
- Near zero?
- What do you want from theory alone?
- Zero would be nice.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]
- This is a matter of life and death. I can perform this miracle.
- World War II would be over. Our boys would come home.
- It's happening, isn't it?
- The world will remember this day.
- Our work here will ensure peace mankind has never seen.
- Until somebody builds a bigger one.
- You are the man who gave them the power to destroy themselves. And the world is not prepared.
- Eight, seven, six, five, four, three.
- Truman needs to know what's next.
- What's next?