There are directors like Christopher Nolan who already have an entourage of trusted actors. It is not strange to find new alliances between them for new and future projects. But when it comes to Nolan’s next production, things get a little more anticipatory and complicated. And it is that Oppenheimer It already boasts a sprawling, multi-star cast, but it seems like there’s still room to add Gary Oldman to the family.
Oldman is no stranger to Chris Nolan. They have worked together on the entire trilogy of Batman. His role as Lieutenant Jim Gordon is perhaps one of his most iconic roles. Although to tell the truth, the actor himself already has too many characters to remember and is about to get one more in his pocket.
While the British talked with the hosts of TalkSport, was asked what are those exciting projects that he has in the future. Apparently the only thing that Gary Oldman has scheduled in the immediate term is a small participation in Oppenheimer. The actor assures that he promised to participate in a day of shooting for a “page and a half” scene of the script.
Although the information has not been confirmed by Universal Pictures or by the production’s official spokespersons, it would be unconvincing for anyone to suggest that Oldman is lying. What is likely is that his appearance was a surprise cameo that should not have been revealed until it was shown on the big screen. Kind of like when Matt Damon was suddenly a key player in interstellar.
Oppenheimerwill tell the details behind the invention of one of the most impressive and infamous war artifacts in history. The so-called Manhattan Project had as its main objective the creation of the atomic bomb and it was the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is responsible for its invention.
It is said that the scientist later regretted setting up such a device. Perhaps we will see a little of that in the drama that Nolan weaves. Previous reports indicate that this time the director has lowered the fee so that his next film will cost approximately 100 million dollars.
In any case, the figure seems excessive for the production of a biopic set in World War II and presumably occurs mostly in closed rooms. Universal has called the film a “epic thriller that draws audiences into the heart-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world to save it”.
Besides Oldman, the cast already includes a pretty extensive cast. Cillian Murphy will star, alongside Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. In addition, Florece Pugh, Bernie Safdie and Rami Malek will also appear on screen. Let’s not also forget Kenneth Branagh, Josh Harnett, Dane Dehaan, Jack Quaid, Alex Wolff, James D’Arcy and Jason Clarke.
The film based on the novel American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimerwritten by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, is scheduled to hit screens on July 21, 2023.
Gary Oldman’s entry teases that he will have a special appearance in Oppenheimer was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.