Emily Blunt Signs On to Christopher Nolan’s New Film

Emily Blunt at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Emily Blunt at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448871cz)

Christopher Nolan’s next film has added another big name. 

Earlier this month, the Tenet filmmaker revealed that his next project would be a biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer who is acknowledged as the “father of the atomic bomb”.

The project, titled Oppenheimer, is Nolan’s first film produced by Universal which has described the film as an “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.”

Cillian Murphy, who previously worked with the Oscar nominee on Inception, Batman Begins, and Dunkirk, has already been cast in the titular role, and it has now been announced that Emily Blunt will star opposite him. 

The Wild Mountain Thyme actress will portray the physicist’s wife, Katherine Oppenheimer. It will also reunite Blunt with her A Quiet Place II co-star.

Oppenheimer is scheduled to begin filming next year, ahead of a July 21, 2023 release.