Sneak Peek: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Introduces a Stellar Cast and Stunning IMAX Shots

Sneak Peek: Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'

Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film “Oppenheimer” is set to hit theaters on July 21, 2023, and fans are getting a sneak peek with an exclusive five-minute Opening Look. Edited by Jennifer Lame, the film’s editor, this preview offers viewers a glimpse into the thrilling world of “Oppenheimer” with new scenes, images, and sounds. Adding to the excitement is the breathtaking score by Academy Award winner Ludwig Göransson.

Written and directed by Nolan himself, “Oppenheimer” is an IMAX-shot epic thriller that delves into the enigmatic life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy. The film explores the paradoxical situation of a man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. Emily Blunt joins the cast as Oppenheimer’s wife, biologist, and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., the director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role of Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

The star-studded cast also includes Florence Pugh as psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie as theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano as Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett as pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh, both Oscar winners, are also part of the film.

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Drawing inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the film is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan himself. It combines IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography, with some sections being shot in IMAX black and white analog photography for the first time ever.

Nolan’s previous films, including “Tenet,” “Dunkirk,” “Interstellar,” “Inception,” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy, have been immensely successful, grossing over $5 billion worldwide. His work has been recognized with 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations. With such a talented cast and Nolan’s proven track record, “Oppenheimer” is poised to be another thrilling cinematic experience that captivates audiences worldwide.

This post is written, edited and published by the Cinecelluloid staff.

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