Universal Pictures has secured the rights to Christopher Nolan’s next feature film.
According to Deadline, Universal will now finance and distribute the new film. Nolan will produce the project with his wife, Emma Thomas, and their company Syncopy Inc.
The story will follow J. Robert Oppenheimer – a physicist who would later became a critical figure in the invention of the atom bomb, also known as the Manhattan Project.
Cillian Murphy is rumoured to be considering a role in the film, though no casting choices have been confirmed.
Christopher Nolan’s last feature, ‘Tenet‘, was made in collaboration with Warner Bros. It released in August of 2020, and received generally positive reviews from critics.
Production of the yet-untitled film will begin in early 2022.
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