Dane DeHaan joins Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. as recent additions to the cast. They join previously cast Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, and Emily Blunt. Nolan will write and direct the film, titled Oppenheimer. Universal Pictures will produce and distribute the feature alongside Nolan’s Syncopy production banner. Additionally, Nolan’s longtime collaborator Emma Thomas (Dunkirk) will executive produce the film along with Charles Roven (Zack Snyder’s Justice League).
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Oppenheimer will serve as a biopic for the father of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist. History remembers him for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. Notably, in August 1945, the weapons were used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Moreover, he later famously remarked, “now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Dane DeHaan’s career includes memorable tunes in films like Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Recently, the actor appeared in the Apple TV+ miniseries Lisey’s Story. Up next, the actor will star alongside Michael Shannon and Emilia Clarke in Václav Marhoul’s Joseph McCarthy biopic.
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