Emily Blunt Joins Christopher Nolan’s Atomic Bomb Movie With Cillian Murphy

For his upcoming film about Atomic Bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan turned to someone he has worked with frequently, Cillian Murphy. Bringing back a familiar face is a good way to followup his previous film, Tenet, which received mixed reviews and similar box office. But Nolan is also bringing in someone he’s not had the opportunity to work with before, and instantly becomes the biggest name in front of the camera: Emily Blunt.

Deadline reports Emily Blunt has joined Cillian Muphy in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film. Details on it are slim, but we know Murphy will play Oppenheimer, who took part in the creation of the Atomic Bomb, with Blunt playing his wife.

On the surface, this does not sound like a very good role. Nolan films tend to underserve their female characters, but if anyone can make the most of very little it’s Blunt.

It’s been a busy year for Blunt with two blockbuster films in Jungle Cruise and A Quiet Place 2. She’s working on a sequel to the former and will team up with co-star Dwayne Johnson for an Amazon movie about detective Kate Warne.

Nolan’s Oppenheimer movie opens July 21st 2023.

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