Emily Blunt in talks to star in Nolan's new film "Oppenheimer"

After it was confirmed that Irish actor Cillian Murphy will play the main character in "Oppenheimer", the American media write that Emily Blunt is also in negotiations for one of the main roles in Cristopher Nolan's new film.

Emily Blunt in talks to star in Nolan's new film "Oppenheimer"

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Deadline reports that sources close to the director say that Emily Blunt should play the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), an American physicist who ran the laboratory in Los Alamos and participated in the "Manhattan" project, today known as "the father of the atomic bomb."

The casting gives Blunt her first Christopher Nolan movie, though she is no stranger to studio tentpoles as the star of “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Jungle Cruise,” and Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” horror franchise.

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Screenplay and directing will be done by Christopher Nolan, while he will be joined in production by Emma Thomas. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

It is not yet known when filming will begin, but Nolan has confirmed that the film will premiere in July 2023, a term previously used for his films.

By: Helen B.