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Christopher Nolan’s next is a WWII movie about the atom bomb?

Reportedly featuring Cillian Murphy, the film could also have the director associating with another production house

Akshay Krishna
Sep 13, 2021
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Christopher Nolan fans have a reason to rejoice. According to recent reports, the ace director will be doing a movie around J Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atom bomb during WWII. 

Deadline reports that the director is looking to focus on another important moment from the World War just like Dunkirk and is expected to collaborate with another studio beyond Warner Bros. None of the director's recent movies have left Warner Bros, but it is said that other studios are interested in taking up the Interstellar filmmaker’s next movie. 

Nolan has stated his disapproval of Warner Bros, after the studio announced earlier this year that all of its movies in 2021 would be releasing on HBO Max the same day they hit theatres, without any warning to the filmmakers or people involved with the movies. Nolan was one of many big directors who opposed this idea from the studio. 

Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan

While not much is known about the upcoming project, Deadline has also reported that the movie might feature Cillian Murphy. The actor is a constant collaborator with the director, having appeared in all three of his The Dark Knight films as well as in Inception and Dunkirk

Nolan’s last movie was Tenet, the sci-fi thriller that made a theatrical release while moviegoers were not particular about returning to theatres. The movie still managed to gross large amounts of money - the biggest since the pandemic outside F9, Godzilla vs. Kong and Black Widow.

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