Popular Irish actor Cillian Murphy has been roped in to play J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of atomic bomb, in an upcoming Christopher Nolan directorial film.
The biographical film titled, Oppenheimer,will focus on the life of the theoretical physicist, whose involvement in Manhattan Project has led him to be dubbed as the "father of the atomic bomb."
The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimerby Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The historical epic is due to be released on July 2023.
The Peaky Blinders famed star has previously worked with Nolan in Batman Begins (2015), Inception (2010) and Dunkirk (2017).
The movie will be written and directed by Nolan, who will also produce alongside Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven.