It seems a film about the father of the A-bomb attracts A-list talent.
The Hollywood Reporter has the latest casting news for Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming biopic Oppenheimer. THR reports that Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, and Benny Safdie are the latest actors to join the biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Pugh will play “Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party of the United States who has an off-and-on affair with Oppenheimer and was the cause of major security concerns for government officials.”
Safdie will play “Edward Teller, the Hungarian physicist who is known as the father of the hydrogen bomb and a member of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. research initiative that developed the first atomic bomb.” Meanwhile, Malek is playing a scientist.
The trio join a cast that already includes Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt as his wife, Matt Damon as Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, the director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
With the latest additions to Oppenheimer, has the biopic become the best cast Nolan has ever assembled? I’m certainly starting to think so.
Universal, where the film is set up at, describes Oppenheimer 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.”
Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21, 2023.
What do you think of the latest casting additions? Do you think Oppenheimer will finally net Nolan an Oscar? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.