Universal Pictures has debuted a brand new trailer for a highly anticipated Christopher Nolan’s film, “Oppenheimer.”
The teaser gives us a good look at the wider cast as Oppenheimer and Groves recruit the best scientific minds from across the United States for Manhattan Project, which was America’s top-secret nuclear weapon program during World War 2.
The footage also gives us an increasingly intense glimpse of the moments leading up to the Trinity nuclear test, “We’re in a race against the Nazis,” said Murphy’s Oppenheimer, which clocks in at over three minutes long, as portrayed by a star-studded cast including Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Leslie Groves Jr. and Tom Conti, who appears briefly as a somber looking Albert Einstein.
“Oppenheimer” centers around the legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), who is credited as a father of the atomic bomb. Based on the biographical novel “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.
Other actors confirmed to appear in the film include Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Benny Safdie, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Peck, Jason Clarke, David Dastmalchian, Alex Wolff, Gary Oldman and James D’Arcy.
Murphy has collaborated with Nolan on past films such as “Inception,” “Dunkirk” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy, though “Oppenheimer” marks the performer’s first time taking on a lead role in one of the director’s films.
Oppenheimer is expected to be one of the bigger movies of the year, with Nolan going to great lengths to recreate the Trinity Nuclear Test without using CGI. “It’s one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever taken on in terms of the scale of it, and in terms of encountering the breadth of Oppenheimer’s story,” said Nolan.
In preparation for the film’s release this summer, the British Film Institute announced they will re-release some of Nolan’s films in theaters. “The Dark Knight” saga, “Inception,” “Interstellar,” “Tenet” and “Dunkirk” will all be available for theatrical viewing in 70mm IMAX.
“Oppenheimer” will hit theaters globally on July 21. Watch the new trailer below.