The legendary Christopher Nolan is assembling an equally legendary cast for his latest film, Oppenheimer. According to an exclusive new report from Variety, Josh Peck is the latest in a long line of actors and actresses to join the cast of Nolan’s drama based on true events.
Per the initial report, Peck is playing a real-life scientist Kenneth Bainbridge, a key figure in the Manhattan Project’s development. Peck joins recent additions Jack Quaid, Jason Clarke, David Dastmalchian, Alden Ehrenreich, and Kenneth Branagh. They all join Dane DeHaan 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.”
Best known for his role in Nickelodeon’s hit series Drake & Josh, Josh Peck touts an impressive filmography outside of that show. Most recently, Peck starred in the Disney+ sequel series Turner & Hooch and currently appears in Hulu’s How I Met Your Father. Up next, Peck will star alongside Debra Messing in Netflix’s 13: The Musical.
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