Oppenheimer Trailer Takes Viewers to the Heart of the Atomic Bomb
According to a Hollywood Reporter source, Christopher Nolan’s much awaited biographical drama “Oppenheimer” debuted a new trailer that offers a more in-depth look at the plot and characters. The trailer debuted at CinemaCon before being screened in theatres just before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
The film focuses on J. Robert Oppenheimer’s (Cillian Murphy) efforts to put together a group of scientists, under the direction of General Leslie Groves Jr. (Matt Damon), in a race against Nazi Germany to harness the destructive power of nuclear energy. The story takes place during the development of the first atomic bomb during World War II.
The movie describes a pivotal moment in history when Openheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb,” opted to test the bomb despite knowing that doing so could ignite the atmosphere and wipe out humanity. Nolan remarked at CinemaCon, “When I learned about that narrative, I wanted to be there in that room with them and see what that must have been like. The audience was somewhere I wanted to take them. I’ve put together the most amazing cast and the best technicians to accomplish this.
With Emily Blunt as Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, Florence Pugh portraying psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie playing theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano playing Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett playing nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence, the film has an impressive ensemble cast. In addition to Matthew Modine, the movie also stars Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, and Matthew DeHaan.
Nolan’s latest film, which he also wrote and directed, is his first since “Tenet” in 2020. The novel “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin served as inspiration for it. The movie will debut on July 21 thanks to Universal.
New footage of the physicist team developing the weapon was shown at Nolan’s presentation at CinemaCon, but the movie also anticipates the moment when Russia develops its atomic technology, raising espionage concerns at Los Alamos. According to Nolan, the protagonist of the movie made choices that still have an impact today.
“Oppenheimer” is one of the most ambitious summer releases from a major studio in recent memory since it deals with serious subjects and a technological advancement that changed the path of history.
Q: What is Oppenheimer?
A: It is an upcoming biographical drama film directed and written by Christopher Nolan, chronicling the development of the first atomic bomb.
Q: Who is J. Robert Oppenheimer?
A: J. Robert was an American theoretical physicist who helped create the atomic bomb during World War II and was the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory.
Q: Who stars in Oppenheimer?
A: The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, along with Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, and Matthew Modine.
Q: What is the release date for the film?
A: The film is set to be released on July 21, 2023.
Q: Where was the new trailer for Oppenheimer first shown?
A: The new trailer was first shown at CinemaCon.
Q: What did the new trailer for Oppenheimer reveal?
A: The new trailer showed J. Robert teaming with General Leslie Groves Jr. to assemble a team of scientists during World War II as they tried to beat the Nazis in harnessing the destructive power of nuclear energy. The trailer also showed Oppenheimer’s dilemma of knowing that testing the atomic bomb might ignite the atmosphere and destroy the world, but pressing the button anyway.
Q: What book is Oppenheimer based on?
A: It is based on the book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
Q: Who is directing Oppenheimer?
A: Christopher Nolan is directing it.