Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. Join Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan’s biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb.

The cast of writer-director Christopher Nolan’s latest tentpole feature Oppenheimer keeps getting bigger and bigger, with Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon joining the cast.” Oppenheimer,” a drama about the creation of the atomic bomb. Damon previously starred in Nolan’s Interstellar, while Downey Jr. will be working with the writer-director for the first time.

as per Deadline, Emily Blunt is also in discussions to join the ensemble. Nolan is writing and directing the film on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who oversaw the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the development of the atomic bomb. The picture will be released on July 21, 2023, a date that has previously been reserved for Nolan films. It’s also around two weeks before the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, the identities of Damon and Downey Jr.’s characters in the production are being kept under wraps.

Murphy is portraying the theoretical physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb during World War II. According to sources, Blunt is playing his wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, while Damon will play Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, the director of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. research initiative that developed the first atomic bomb.

Oppenheimer will be distributed theatrically internationally by Universal and released in North America. Along with Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, Nolan will produce the film.