Christopher Nolan’s next WWII movie is on the way, and he finally shared some crucial info about this project. Oppenheimer is officially set to star the director’s frequent collaborator Cillian Murphy, and it will hit the theaters in summer 2023.
Murphy will play scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, often hailed as “the father of the atomic bomb.” This project will also reunite Nolan with cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, editor Jennifer Lame, and composer Ludwig Göransson. Oppenheimer is set to premiere on July 21, 2023, and it will get a 100-day theatrical window before heading to streaming services.
What sets Oppenheimer apart from Nolan’s previous films is his decision to part ways with Warner Bros. and search for a new studio. He found a perfect partner in crime in Universal Pictures, and their chairman Donna Langley is looking forward to joining forces with the groundbreaking director.
“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have shattered the limits of what cinematic storytelling can achieve. We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience,” said Langley in a statement.