Yes, Garry Oldman and Christopher Nolan are reuniting once again. Dark Knight Returns Trilogy star Garry Oldman will be making a guest appearance on one scene in Christopher Nolan’s biopic Oppenheimer.
Garry Oldman’s script
Academy Award winner Garry Oldman played Commissioner Gordan in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Now, he would be appearing in the director’s new biopic Oppenheimer, albeit in one scene.
There have been no official details regarding the nature of his role. However, the 64-years-old English actor has revealed that his brief appearance includes a page and a half script. Nevertheless, Garry is excited to make his short appearance in this biopic that is based on the biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
About the biopic
Oppenheimer is an American biographical film based on the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. He was the man behind the Manhattan Project. Now, if you’re not aware of what Manhattan Project is, read the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Manhattan Project leads to the invention of the atomic bomb during World War II. The aforementioned book was written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. It narrates the biography of Robert, who is also known as the father of the Atomic Bomb. It further explains his efforts toward the Manhattan project.
Nolan’s film Oppenheimer is based on the said book and delves into details about how after the Hiroshima attack, Robert Oppenheimer became the most famous scientist of the 20th century. It further relates the audience to the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress.
Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer speak about the legendary scientist, his achievements and the tragedy related to the invention of the atomic bomb. The book states:
“Oppenheimer He was the author of a radical proposal to place international controls over the atomic materials-an idea that is still relevant today. He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force’s plans to fight an infinitely dangerous nuclear war. In the now almost-forgotten hysteria of the early 1950s, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup, and, in response, Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss, Superbomb advocate Edward Teller and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to have a hearing board find that Oppenheimer could not be trusted with America’s nuclear secrets.”
The upcoming biopic has a star-studded cast including Jack Quaid, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Modine, Josh Peck, Rami Malek, and Alden Ehrenreich and much more.
Oppenheimer will release in theatres on July 21, 2023. I have a feeling that this movie is going to the Academy Awards. I can’t wait to watch Cillian Murphy at his best. What do you think about Oppenheimer? Shoot your thoughts about the Manhattan Project.