Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, and Benny Safdie are the latest stars to join Christopher Nolan’s upcoming feature, Oppenheimer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malek is touted to play a scientist, while Pugh will portray Jean Tatlock – a member of the Communist Party in the US. Safdie will play Edward Teller, a Hungarian physicist who would become known as the father of the hydrogen bomb.
The new additions join an already star-studded ensemble, including the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon.
The picture from Universal depicts the life and career of renowned physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was largely credited for his involvement in the Manhattan Project and the invention of the atom bomb.
Malek gained notoriety in 2018 for his award-winning portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He recently featured opposite Daniel Craig in the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die.
Pugh received an Academy and BAFTA award nomination for her part in the historical drama, Little Women. She has also starred in the A24 horror film, Midsommar, and the recently released Marvel film, Black Widow.
Safdie is known as part of a filmmaking duo with his brother, Benjamin Safdie. The pair have worked on films including Good Time and Uncut Gems.
Oppenheimer is scheduled for release on July 21, 2023.
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