For his next feature Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan has assembled a cast of extremely competent performers. The majority of the actors will play those who were intimately engaged in the Manhattan Project. This effort resulted in the development of the first nuclear bomb, which caused widespread devastation and altered the course of history forever.
Josh Hartnett portrays Ernest Lawrence, an American nuclear scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939. During the Manhattan Project, he was noted for his work on uranium isotope separation. Along with Hartnett, Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and others will appear in the 2023 biographical thriller.
Josh Hartnett is an Oppenheimer actor who has appeared in films like as 40 Days and 40 Nights, Lucky Number Slevin, and others.
Josh Hartnett was born on July 21, 1978, to Daniel Thomas Hartnett and Wendy Anne. He is best known for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the 1997 television series Cracker. He later appeared in films such as Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Faculty, The Virgin Suicides, Pearl Harbor, O, Black Hawk Down, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Lucky Number Slevin, and others.
Hartnett has appeared in films such as The Black Dahlia, Resurrecting the Champ, 30 Days of Night, and I Come with the Rain. He plays Ethan Chandler in Penny Dreadful from 2014 to 2016 and was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for his performance. Hartnett is married to Tamsin Egerton, an English actress, with whom he has three children. In a recent interview with the Independent, the actor discussed his experience working on Oppenheimer with Christopher Nolan.
“Chris has certain rules: no one is allowed to use a cell phone, no one arrives late, no one has an assistant. Everyone is there as equals, which is essential to me maintaining a healthy mind,” he said.
Hartnett also mentioned that he had already visited with the director about beginning the Batman films. Although an admirer of the filmmaker, the former was not interested in portraying a superhero and felt he may perhaps take a part in The Prestige. Nolan, on the other hand, went on to cast Christian Bale as Batman and direct The Prestige, starring Bale, Hugh Jackman, and David Bowie. During the interview, Hartnett said that he feels “really lucky” to be able to work with the famed filmmaker after all these years.
“I consider myself extremely fortunate that he still saw me as someone he wanted to work with all these years later; I’m a firm believer in things working out when they’re supposed to,” he remarked.
Oppenheimer’s official summary is as follows:
“Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”
It goes on to say:
“The film is based on Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan.”
On July 21, 2023, Oppenheimer will be distributed globally.