Eleven days before Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer reaches theatres, a featurette has been released to give a 6 minute look behind the scenes
Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later) plays theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man known as the “father of the atomic bomb”, in writer/director Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming film Oppenheimer, which is set to reach theatres on July 21st. With the film set to reach theatres in just eleven days, a 6 minute featurette has arrived online to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Oppenheimer, and you can watch it in the embed above.
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 is an IMAX-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
Murphy is joined in the cast by Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) as Oppenheimer’s wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer; Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity) as General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project; Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) as Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; Florence Pugh (Midsommar) as psychiatrist Jean Tatlock; Benny Safdie (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.) as theoretical physicist Edward Teller; Michael Angarano (Red State) as Robert Serber; and Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) as pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Also in the cast are Rami Malek (No Time to Die), Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Dane DeHaan (Lisey’s Story), Dylan Arnold (Halloween), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things).
Some of the cast members are interviewed in the featurette.
Nolan produced Oppenheimer with Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. Oppenheimer was filmed in a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX black and white analogue photography.
Are you looking forward to Oppenheimer, and will you be going out to see it on the big screen later this month? What did you think of the behind the scenes featurette? Let us know by leaving a comment below.