The legendary Christopher Nolan is assembling an equally legendary cast for his latest film, Oppenheimer. According to a new report from Deadline, Scream star Jack Quaid is the latest in a long line of castings for the upcoming biopic.
Quaid joins Dane DeHaan as the most recent additions to the cast. They join previously cast Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Josh Hartnett, Benny Safdie, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., 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.”
The son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, Jack Quaid is actively carving out a legacy all his own. The 29-year-old made his acting debut in 2012’s The Hunger Games before his breakout role in the Amazon’s The Boys. Recently, Quaid appeared alongside the fast-rising Jenna Ortega in the latest installment of the Scream franchise. Up next, Jack Quid will voice Superman in the upcoming HBO Max animated series My Adventures With Superman.
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