Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer Adds Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan

by James White |
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Even as he prepares to shoot his next film, Oppenheimer this year, Christopher Nolan isn't done adding to a cast that could already be described as "sprawling". Dane DeHaan is the latest recruit.

Oppenheimer, which Nolan wrote and will direct for Universal, is drawn from the book American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. It'll chart how Oppenheimer played a key role in the creation of atomic weapons, yet later came to have complicated feelings about their deadly power. He lobbied for international control of nuclear power and opposed the creation of the even more destructive hydrogen bomb.

Cillian Murphy is playing Oppenheimer, while Emily Blunt will be his wife, Katherine. The cast also includes Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek and Benny Safdie.

As for DeHaan, his character has yet to be revealed – perhaps he's playing the bomb? Probably not. But it does mark a return to cinemas for him following 2019's The Kid.

Oppenheimer is scheduled for release on 21 July next year.

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