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08th Oct 2021

Cillian Murphy confirmed to star in Christopher Nolan’s next movie

Rory Cashin

The duo have previously collaborated on Dunkirk, Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

It has been confirmed Irish actor Cillian Murphy will star in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer.

Last month it was reported by Deadline that Nolan was currently shopping his new project around Hollywood, which would tell the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his hand in the creation and development of the atomic bomb.

The film has since found its home at Universal, making it the first time since Insomnia in 2002 that a Nolan film isn’t distributed by Warner Bros.

This comes as the director was quite outspoken when Warners announced that their 2020 and 2021 releases – one of which included Nolan’s movie Tenet – would be released simultaneously in cinemas and on streaming platform HBO Max, though this was not the case with Nolan’s sci-fi action thriller.

As had been rumoured, Murphy will play Oppenheimer, with Nolan writing, as well as directing, the film.

Production will start in early next year, with the movie set to cost $100 million to make.

It is currently scheduled for a release in theaters on 21 July, 2023.


Most recently, Murphy appeared in A Quiet Place Part II, and you can check out JOE’s interview with the actor for that movie right here:

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