Casey Affleck The Latest To Join Christopher Nolan’s WWII Drama ‘Oppenheimer’

Filming on Christopher Nolan’s latest WWII film, Oppenheimer, has been going on for a couple of months. And that means, what else, set photos, which have given away yet another huge star who has joined the already-massive ensemble of A-listers. According to Daily Mail, Casey Affleck was spotted on set and is also part of the cast.

Affleck’s role is unclear, but he joins Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project and creation of the atomic bomb, plus Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Olivia Thirlby, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Gary Oldman, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine.David Dastmalchian, Olli Haaskivi, Jason Clarke, James D’Arcy, Guy Burnet, Danny Deferrari, Matthias Schweighöfer, Harrison Gilbertson, Emma Dumont, Devon Bostick, Alex Wolff, and Trond Fausa.

Affleck was most recently seen in the psychological thriller Every Breath You Take. He also starred in The World to Come and Our Friend. His output has slowed since winning the Oscar for Best Actor after his performance in Manchester by the Sea.

I mean, that’s just an unfair lineup. Of course, with so many we have to assume most of these roles are tiny, bordering on cameos.

Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21st 2023.

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