If there's any director who can attract talent to his next movie, it's Christopher Nolan.
Director of 'The Dark Knight', 'Inception', 'Dunkirk', and more recently, 'Tenet', Nolan's next film is assembling a cast of big stars.
Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt were already members of the cast, and fittingly a movie about the creator of nuclear weapons, the cast has truly gone atomic.
Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Oscar nominee Florence Pugh and 'Good Time' star and director Benny Safdie have been added to the cast.
'Oppenheimer' is due for release in 2023 and stars Corkman Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atomic bomb.
The film is being put out by Universal Studios, who describe the latest Nolan flick as " an epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
'Little Women' and 'Black Widow' star Florence Pugh will be playing Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party of the United States who has an off-and-on affair with Murphy's Oppenheimer and was a thorn in the side of American security agencies in the 1940s.
Benny Safdie is best known for being the director of 'Uncut Gems' alongside his brother Josh and is building a reputation as a solid character actor, playing the co-lead in his own film 'Good Time' with Robert Pattinson, had a small part in the Oscar-nominated film 'Pieces Of A Woman' and is part of the ensemble for the new Paul Thomas Anderson film 'Licorice Pizza'.
Safdie will be playing Edward Teller, commonly referred to as 'the father of the hydrogen bomb'.
No word yet on who Rami Malek is playing, but between winning an Oscar for playing Freddie Mercury and playing an arresting and strange villain in 'No Time To Die' we're sure Nolan will be able to get the most out of his talents.
'Oppenheimer' is the next film by English superstar director Christopher Nolan, who has become one of the rare directors of modern cinema that can sell an audience on name recognition alone.
'Oppenheimer' is pencilled in for a summer 2023 release date.