Oppenheimer: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know So Far

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Christopher Nolan comes down from the directors’ Mount Olympus every few years to make another must-see movie. He is as reliable as any current or famous director. As a writer, director, and producer, he’s one of the most famous auteurs working in film, and his blockbusters are as big as Spielberg’s or Kubrick’s classics. The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Memento are all examples of how his work is original and similar to other things.


Nolan’s twelfth movie will be different from his other movies. The director is writing and producing a drama about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Check out our list of everything we know about Oppenheimer so far to learn more about who that person is, what the movie might be about, and who is in it so far.


  • Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer
  • Matt Damon as Leslie Groves Jr.
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss
  • Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock
  • Gary Oldman as Harry S. Truman
  • Jack Quaid as Richard Feynman
  • Josh Hartnett as Ernest Lawrence
  • Gustaf Skarsgård as Hans Bethe
  • Benny Safdie as Edward Teller

Oppenheimer Release Date

Without delay, Universal Studios officially announced that they had secured the distribution rights for the highly-anticipated films of the esteemed director. Moreover, they have disclosed that the latest addition to his cinematic repertoire will premiere in theaters nationwide on July 21, 2023.

Is There a Trailer for Oppenheimer?

Before Jordan Peele’s Nope came out, a one-minute teaser video was shown only in theaters. Then, a week later, the video was posted online on July 28, 2022.

Before IMAX showings of Avatar: The Way of Water, the full trailer for the movie was only shown in cinemas.


A new version of the official video was uploaded on December 18, 2022. The trailer, narrated by Cillian Murphy, suggests that Christopher Nolan’s movie about making the nuclear bomb is more emotional and human than some might have anticipated. The addition of Ludwig Goransson’s score enhances this feeling.

The promotional campaign for Oppenheimer, the highly anticipated biographical drama film, included the release of a second full trailer. Initially, the trailer was exclusively shown in theaters, particularly before IMAX screenings of the hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. However, in response to public demand, the trailer was later made available on Universal’s official YouTube page on May 8, 2023, for the convenience of viewers who were unable to catch it during its earlier theatrical run.

Oppenheimer Plot?

The movie Oppenheimer is based on Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird’s book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is being turned into a movie called “An IMAX-shot epic thriller that plunges the audience into the paradox of the mysterious man who must risk destroying the world to save it.”

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Scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer is best known for leading The Manhattan Project, which made the atomic bomb for the U.S. during World War II. Later, he was in charge of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, where he tried to stop the growing arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

In 1954, Oppenheimer was called a communist because he was a member of several groups. He was fired from his job with the federal government, but he continued to help science as a teacher and a pioneering theorist while in exile. Between 1946 and 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics three times, but he never got one. He died in 1967.

Team Behind Oppenheimer?

As was already said, Christopher Nolan wrote the script and directed the movie. The well-known director also worked with some people he had worked with before. Ludwig Goransson, who won an Academy Award for his work on the score for Tenet, will write the music for Oppenheimer. The film’s director of photography (DP) is Hoyte van Hoytema, who also shot Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Tenet. Jennifer Lame, who worked on projects like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Manchester by the Sea, and Marriage Story, is also back from Nolan’s Tenet team. Ruth De Jong, who worked on “Twin Peaks,” is the film’s set designer, and Ellen Mirojnick, who won an Emmy for her work on “Bridgerton,” made the costumes. Scott R. Fischer, who won an Oscar for his work on “Top Gun: Maverick,” and Laurie Pollard, who won an Oscar for “Avengers: Infinity War,” is in charge of the movie’s visual effects.

Emma Thomas, who is married to Nolan, and Charles Roven, who worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy, are both producing the movie.

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