Like Emily Blunt a few days ago, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon are in negotiations to join Cillian Murphy in the cast of “Oppenheimer”, biopic on the father of the atomic bomb directed by Christopher Nolan.
A few days ago, when it was revealed that Emily Blunt was in negotiations to join the project, he thought that Oppenheimer would benefit from a big cast. And it didn’t take long to find out how much, because Deadline claims that Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon are in turn in talks to join Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film.
Expected on July 19, 2023 in French theaters, the feature film will be a biopic devoted to J. Robert Oppenheimer, considered to be the father of the atomic bomb during World War II. The main role will be played by Cillian Murphy, for his sixth collaboration with the English director (and the first as headliner), but who would hold Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon have not been specified.
For the latter, it would be a reunion with Christopher Nolan, who had directed him in Interstellar. The others would make his debut in his cinema. And Oppenheimer would be all the more eventful since it would be the first film shot by Robert Downey Jr. since his farewell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (although released in 2020, The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle had been boxed in 2018 before. to be repelled).
FROM WARNER TO UNIVERSAL
With a budget of $ 100 million and promised exclusive theatrical exploitation for 100 days (compared to 45 for most big studios currently), Oppenheimer will be produced and distributed by Universal, which took advantage of the falling out between Christopher Nolan and the Warner to afford the director of The Dark Knight saga.
Last December, when the studio announced its willingness to release Wonder Woman 1984 and all of its 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day, Christopher Nolan publicly protested against Warner.
Some of the biggest filmmakers and stars in our industry fell asleep the night before thinking they worked for the biggest movie studio and woke up the next day to find they worked for the worst streaming service. “, thus declared this great defender of the cinematographic experience.
What then looked like a pressure surge finally gave rise to a (temporary?) Rupture between the director and the studio with which he had collaborated for almost 20 years and their association on Insomnia. While the shots will not take place until next year, this Oppenheimer is already making a lot of noise. And that might just be the start.