Cillian Murphy has named the Christopher Nolan he thinks would make the best double cast Oppenheimer.
The Irish actor plays J Robert Oppenheimer in the biographical drama about the man who helped develop the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Nolan’s latest film has become a blockbuster hit – and one of the highest-grossing films of the director’s career to date. At the time of writing, it has taken in $560.9 million worldwide, and that figure is expected to grow sharply in the coming weeks following the announcement that 70mm IMAX production has been extended.
One of the reasons for its huge success is undoubtedly the Barbenheimer enthusiasm, which led to many doubling the film with Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie. Murphy told The Independentin an interview he did in the run-up to the Hollywood actors’ strike, which he “wanted to see.” Barbie– but then he was asked which Nolan film he would pick for a double bill Oppenheimer.
It turns out that “two options” matter to Murphy.
He said The Independent: “You could go Interstellar, which examines very… similar scientific and physical topics. Or you could watch Dunkirkalso set in World War II. Dunkirk is shorter, so maybe that fits well because it takes about an hour and a half, and then you’re good to go [Oppenheimer].”
Oppenheimer marks Murphy’s sixth collaboration with Nolan following the Dark Knight trilogy. beginningAnd Dunkirk.
When asked which Nolan film he would have liked to have been in, he settled Interstellarthe 2017 space drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
“I adore Interstellar just because I find it so emotional,” he said.
“I remember seeing it in the cinema when I had little kids. It just had a big impact on me. It broke my heart. I love watching his films when I’m not there because you don’t have to worry about the size of your ears or whatever.”
Cillian Murphy chooses the Christopher Nolan film he would double with Oppenheimer
However, he said the “right people” were cast in the film. Murphy too asked if I would play 28 years laterA 28 days later Continued in the works of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland.
fans of Oppenheimer have highlighted a small “disturbing” detail related to Florence Pugh’s character Jean Tatlock that many viewers missed when they first saw it.
To read The IndependentYou can read the full interview with Murphy and Nolan here.