Cillian Murphy As You’ve Never Seen Him Before: This Is What ‘Peaky Blinders’ Protagonist Looks Like In Christopher Nolan’s New Film

The Irish actor is the protagonist of the first poster of “Oppenheimer”, the acclaimed filmmaker’s film about the creator of the atomic bomb which will be released on July 21, 2023.

Cillian Murphy just said goodbye to Peaky Blinders And, though he’ll take over the place of the ever-recognizable Tommy Shelby in the film being prepared by series creator Steven Knight, next time we see the protagonist of the famous BBC series will be on the big screen and under the orders of Christopher Nolan in a very different role.

The one from Cork is set to star in the acclaimed filmmaker’s new big film project after Principle (2020), a period and biographical film about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the famous theoretical physicist who went down in history as “the father of the atomic bomb”. Cillian Murphy, who in addition to Peaky Blinders is famous for his work in Origin, The black Knight there 28 days lateramong other things, was chosen to step into the shoes of the historical scientist, whose work allowed the creation of the first nuclear weapons in history during the Second World War.

The protagonist of the famous period series Thus, he returns as a period character, although this time based on a real person, more precisely a scientist, and in his first leading role under the baton of Nolan.. As if we had never seen it. He is also the protagonist of shocking first poster Oppenheimerwhich was born just a year before the scheduled for its theatrical release in the United States: July 21, 2023.

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In the poster, as you can see from these lines, you can barely see Cillian Murphy’s face as J. Robert Oppenheimer, but her captivating pose of the character: the protagonist looks standing, with a smart suit and a cigarette in his hand as part of a massive explosion. It appears alone, as the smoke begins to clear, and at the top of the poster, in addition to the title and release date, it reads: “The world changes forever”.

They accompany Murphy in Nolan’s new band, the first in two decades not produced by Warner Bros. but by Universal Picturesa starry cast: Emily Bluntwho plays Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer; Matt Damon as Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, the man in charge of the Manhattan Project in which the atomic bomb was developed: Robert Downey Jr. like the naval officer Lewis Straus who would eventually betray Oppenheimer; Yes Florence Pougwho plays Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party who was related to the scientist. Jack Quaid, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman there Rami Malekamong others, complete the cast.

Also scriptwriter of his new film, Christopher Nolan wrote the libretto for Oppenheimer based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, and the story will chronicle the work of the scientist and professor after being selected to lead the secret Manhattan Project in the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico. Under his direction, the weapon of mass destruction could be developed which brought terrifying power to the United States and whose use destroyed the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths in just a few seconds. .

Oppenheimer marks the sixth collaboration between Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan after batman begins (2005), The black Knight (2008), Origin (2010), The dark knight rises (2012) y Dunkirk (2017), although this is Cillian Murphy’s first time in the title role.

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