Christopher Nolan is still adding actors to his incredibly stacked cast for his latest film, Oppenheimer. Deadline has reported that the latest actor to join the cast of Nolan’s latest film is Jason Clarke. He joins Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Jack Quaid, Josh Hartnett, Benny Safdie, Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, Kenneth Branagh, David Dastmalchian, and Matthew Modine in the vast ensemble. That’s a lot of highly talented actors and actresses, and Clarke joining the mix adds even more great talent.
Clarke was last seen in Tiller Russell’s Silk Road, and will next appear in Adam McKay’s HBO series Winning Time as basketball executive Jerry West, while John C. Reilly plays Jerry Buss. Representatives for Universal had no comment on Clarke’s casting in Oppenheimer. Additionally, details on his role remain scarce at this time as well.
Nolan will be writing Oppenheimer, adapting from the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin. Murphy will be playing the titular character, J. Robert Oppenheimer, while Emily Blunt will be playing his wife, Katherine Oppenheimer. The movie is currently in production and will have select scenes shot with IMAX 70mm cameras and, for the first time ever, sequences captured in black and white IMAX film.
This will also mark the first film Nolan will be directing for a different studio than Warner Bros. since Insomnia after the director feuded with the studio for releasing their films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max due to the lingering effects COVID-19 pandemic. Oppenheimer will have a 100-day exclusive theatrical release and will be heading to theaters on July 21st, 2023.
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