Christopher Nolan movies have always attracted amazing casts, and it seems his latest project is no exception. According to Deadline, Emily Blunt is in talks to join Cillian Murphy in Nolan’s science biopic Oppenheimer.
Murphy is already set to star as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who headed up the Manhattan Project, which led to the invention of the atomic bomb. Blunt is in talks to play his wife Katherine Oppenheimer, who was a highly prominent scientist in her own right. This would be Blunt’s first time working with the visionary director of Inception, Dunkirk, and the Dark Knight Batman trilogy.
The movie, earmarked for a July 2023 release, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. But, being a Christopher Nolan project, very little else is known about it at present.
Nolan will presumably be relieved, though, that his regular cast member Sir Michael Caine has just confirmed he isn’t retiring from acting. Caine has appeared in no fewer than eight of Nolan’s movies, including last year’s acclaimed sci-fi thriller Tenet.
Meanwhile, Blunt is currently working on her first live-action TV role in 15 years, the BBC/Amazon Western series The English, which is expected to premiere in 2022.
Would you like to see Emily Blunt in a Christopher Nolan movie?