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Oppenheimer Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Magnum Opus Features Cillian Murphy and Doom

Universal Pictures has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming Christopher Nolan biopic- Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Trailer

Cillian Murphy shines in the trailer, marking his first time securing a lead part in one of Nolan’s films. Oppenheimer is the sixth collaboration between Murphy and Nolan after previously starring in Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk.

Oppenheimer is all set to release on 21 July 2023.

Oppenheimer Trailer

“We imagine a future and our imaginings horrify us.”

The first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus Oppenheimer has just been released, and it opens with a stunning shot of an explosion followed by a tormented image of Cillian Murphy.

As the trailer progresses, it is shown that Murphy is supervising the nuclear weapons while being under immense strain. He then utters, “I don’t know if we can be trusted, with such a weapon, but we have no choice.”

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The two-minute-long trailer ends with Murphy’s hands shaking as he almost presses the red button. 

The trailer is filled with immense tension as a countdown ticks on. The shadows of an incoming catastrophe have been clearly shown. The trailer has induced anxiety as it further communicated the enormity of the invention that has just been created; a bomb capable of wiping out an entire country.

Oppenheimer’s star-studded cast

Christoph Nolan boasts his ensemble of actors. Cillian Murphy is in the titular role of renowned physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. 

The other list of the star-studded cast for Oppenheimer includes Florence Pugh as psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie as theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Josh Hartnett as pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence, and Michael Angarano as Robert Serber. Other actors attached to the project that will pop up are Rami Malek, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, and Matthew Modine.

Oppenheimer is produced by Universal Pictures, with the popular director, Christopher Nolan taking charge of behind the cameras and writing the script. The film is produced by Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

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More about the film

Oppenheimer is a biopic based on American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a biography written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

J. Robert Oppenheimer is a theoretical physicist who is known as the “father of the atomic bomb.” He was the leader of the Manhattan Project, a government research effort organized to create nuclear weapons between 1942 and 1946. The Manhattan Project was behind the first nuclear weapons ever produced in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

J. Robert Oppenheimer was also the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, where the bombs were created.

As per the trailer, the film will document the physicist’s life and ethically questionable accolades, covering the origins of this project and the making of nuclear weapons.

Due to his visual and narrative style, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation. Nolan’s works have always stood out for his outstanding visuals. Interestingly Nolan avoids using CGI as much as possible. In Oppenheimer, the first nuclear weapon detonation was recreated without CGI effects.

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After addressing many complex themes, Oppenheimer marks the first biopic in Nolan’s career.

Oppenheimer is Nolan’s first film since the 2000’s Memento, to not be released by Warner Bros., after his and the studio’s relationship ended after the release of Tenet.

Oppenheimer is all set to release on 21 July 2023.

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Abira Dutta is an Entertainment content writing intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta and wants to establish her career as a content writer. Writing has always been her passion. She loves to write down the different aspects of life that she comprehends. Something that her love for books, cinema, and photography, made her skillful. She believes that every time she writes something, she learns something. And learning should be a never-ending process. She is a hard-working individual with a keen sense of professionalism.

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