If it feels like every top actor in Hollywood wants to work with Christopher Nolan, it’s probably because they do.
Nolan’s upcoming film, Oppenheimer, already features a cast that includes Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy, and now we are learning Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. will be joining them.
Nolan is writing and directing the film that revolves around J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who ran the Manhattan Project that led to the invention of the atomic bomb
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 21, 2023, so we’re assuming filming will take place in early 2022.
No word on who Downey Jr. or Damon will be playing. The details surrounding this project are being kept secret, which is the case for most Nolan movies.
Universal will distribute Oppenheimer theatrically worldwide and release the film in North America. Nolan will also be producing along with Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.
Nolan’s most recent film, Tenet, was one of the first big blockbusters released after (or really during) the COVID-19 pandemic. It stumbled out of the gate, but did end up making around $360 million worldwide, which is not terrible, but still not great considering it was made for a ridiculous $200 million… not including marketing.