New trailer for Oppenheimer is guaranteed to give you goosebumps 9 months ago

New trailer for Oppenheimer is guaranteed to give you goosebumps

The Cillian Murphy for Best Actor Oscar campaign starts here.

In typical Christopher Nolan fashion, the previous trailers for Oppenheimer kept a lot of its cards very close to its chest, but now that we're closing in on the movie's release date, this new trailer shows off a lot more of what we can expect from the latest epic from the director behind The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Dunkirk.


And that includes what looks like an incendiary central performance by Cillian Murphy, who portrays theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known to many as the father of the atomic bomb. When he recently spoke to the Associated Press about finally being offered a lead role by Nolan, Murphy said the following:

"You realise this is a huge responsibility. He was complicated and contradictory and so iconic. But you know you’re with one of the great directors of all time. I felt confident going into it with Chris. He’s had a profound impact on my life, creatively and professionally. He’s offered me very interesting roles and I’ve found all of them really challenging. And I just love being on his sets."

Check out the brand new trailer right here:


Also on display in the new footage is a better look at the performances by some of the stellar supporting cast, including Emily Blunt (as Oppenheimer's wife Kitty), Matt Damon (as Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project), Robert Downey Jr. (former United States Secretary of Commerce), and Florence Pugh (a psychiatrist who gets romantically involved with Oppenheimer).

We also get a better look at some of the cinematography at work by Hoyte van Hoytema (who has previously worked with Nolan on Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet), and we get to hear what sounds like some of the compositions by Ludwig Göransson (who also previously worked with Nolan on Tenet).

Oppenheimer arrives in Irish cinemas on 21 July, the exact same day as Barbie.

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