Universal has released the latest poster for Oppenheimer, the star-studded new movie from Inception director Christopher Nolan. The biographical drama is slated to arrive in theaters on July 21.
The poster highlights Cillian Murphy (A Quiet Place Part II) in a fiery blaze as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist whose contributions to the Manhattan Project led to the creation of the atomic bomb.
Check out the Oppenheimer poster below.
What to expect in Oppenheimer?
Nolan writes and directs Oppenheimer, his first film for Universal since leaving Warner Bros. after the release of Tenet. The film is based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Nolan, his wife Emma Thomas, and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven will produce.
The official synopsis reads: “The film follows the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the Manhattan Project in World War II, and his contributions that led to the creation of the atomic bomb.”
Murphy leads a strong cast that includes Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty, Matt Damon as Manhattan Project director General Leslie Groves Jr., Robert Downey Jr. as founding commissioner of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss, and Florence Pugh as the psychiatrist Jean Tatlock.
The ensemble also features Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, and Matthew Modine.
The epic biopic was shot with IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography. For the first time, Oppenheimer will include sections in IMAX® black and white analog photography.