Emily Blunt reportedly set to cast in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer. a biopic on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man behind the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. Cillian Murphy is set to play the role of Oppenheimer.
According to Deadline, Blunt is in discussions to star in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. Katherine, the scientist’s wife, will be played by Blunt. Blunt’s casting has not to be formally confirmed by Universal or Blunt herself as of this writing.
Oppenheimer will be Nolan’s first film since Tenet, a film that, like Nolan’s other iconic Inception, rewards many viewings and, like Inception, left many viewers perplexed yet interested by what was going on in the movie. While Nolan’s signature style appears to heavily incorporate twisting and mazelike narrative structures as well as philosophically loaded questions, he has also proven himself capable of delivering straightforward, if still jaw-clenching tense cinematic experiences, as evidenced by the Dark Knight trilogy.
The film Oppenheimer is based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. With that stated, it is doubtful that the storyline will have too many unexpected twists and turns, but reality may be stranger than fiction, and anything is possible with Nolan.