Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer, set to release on July 21, 2023, features an impressive ensemble cast, including Cillian Murphy as Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who led the development of the atomic bomb. Florence Pugh will also star as Jean Tatlock, Oppenheimer’s lover. Pugh recently spoke to BBC Radio 1 about her experience working with Nolan, whom she describes as a “True Master.”
Pugh spoke highly of Nolan’s professionalism and dedication to making movies the old-fashioned way. She was impressed by the hard work and pride displayed by everyone on set, who were driven to give their best to impress the director.
“Working with Christopher Nolan was quite possibly one of the most thrilling experiences in a different way, partly because he works with professionals. He is a professional. But his dedication to the craft of filmmaking and old filmmaking is just magical to watch.”
The Midsommar star found the experience of working with Nolan to be one of the most thrilling of her career, and she was moved by his emotional connection with the cast and crew.
“To just watch every single crew member on that set work so hard for him, to get his approval. And not like in a weird way, but like everybody knows who they’re working for and everybody’s proud of being there. Everybody has so much pride in their own work and so what that does is it means that everybody is constantly trying to be better the next day. And I’ve never seen that feeling on set before.”
Florence Pugh will also star in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two as Princess Irulan, The Daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV. The film officially hit theaters on November 3.
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Oppenheimer is a biographical film that chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a renowned American theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the “father of the atomic bomb.” Oppenheimer played a crucial role as the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the Manhattan Project, which led to the development of the first nuclear weapon.
The Cast of Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer also features an impressive supporting cast, including Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr, Emily Blunt as Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, Benny Safdie as Edward Teller, Michael Angarano as Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett as Ernest Lawrence.
Nolan’s Oppenheimer promises to be a spectacular film driven by the passion and talent of a cast and crew dedicated to creating something extraordinary.