Hollywood actor Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to star in 
Christopher Nolan’s upcoming historical epic ‘Oppenheimer’. The movie, which is all set to hit the theatres in North America on July 21, 2023, will see Cillian Murphy play American physicist J Robert Oppenheimer. The casting would see Blunt reunite with her ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ co-star Murphy. Blunt will likely be playing the role of Oppenheimer’ s wife. 

Written by Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas and Charles Roven, the upcoming historical epic is adapted from the Pultizer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

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Meanwhile, Nolan will reunite with past collaborators including director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema, editor Jennifer Lame and composer Ludwig Göransson.

“Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’ films have shattered the limits of what cinematic storytelling can achieve. We are thrilled to be working alongside them on this exceptional and extraordinary project and are grateful for their shared passion and commitment to the theatrical experience,” Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley in a statement said in a statement last month. 

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Meanwhile, the movie, which is being made at a budget of $100-million, is Nolan’s first big studio project after parting ways with Warner Bros.  Since the 2002 movie “Insomnia” and to 2020’s “Tenet,” Nolan made all of his movies for the production house.

The company, however, delayed the release of “Tenet” three times before eventually dropping the movie in whatever theaters were available on September 3.

Expressing his disbelief over Warners’ handling of new releases, Nolan said in an interview, “There’s such controversy around it, because they didn’t tell anyone. In 2021, they’ve got some of the top filmmakers in the world, they’ve got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences. They’re meant to be out there for the widest possible audiences… And now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the streaming service — for the fledgling streaming service — without any consultation. So, there’s a lot of controversy.”