J. Robert Oppenheimer

Kunetka: J. Robert Oppenheimer Has Never Left The Stage

Author and historian James Kunetka speaks Monday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ JROMC Chair Tom Ribe, left chats with James Kunetka prior to Monday’s lecture. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Historian Alan B. Carr introduces fellow historian James Kunetka...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee’s 50th Anniversary Exhibit Runs Through April 24

JROMC board members Art Freed and Becky Shankland discuss the Doctor Atomic opera portion of the exhibition ‘The Legacy of Learning’ during the opening reception at Step Up Gallery in the Mesa Public Library. Freed has traveled all over Europe and America to see productions of the John Adams opera. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee’s 50th Anniversary Exhibit Opens Thursday At Step Up Gallery

From J. Robert Oppenheimer’s historic directorship of the Manhattan Project to the winners of scholarship bearing his name, the “Legacy of Learning” exhibit documents how his life has inspired the JROMC’s 50 years of work. Pictured are 2019 JROMC scholarship winners joined by lecturer Kip Thorne, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, and J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Chair Alison Pugmire. Courtesy photo.

Cillian Murphy Set to Star as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Next Film

Per Deadline, Universal Pictures and Christopher Nolan’s Syncopy have confirmed that Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight, Dunkirk) will star in filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s next film, Oppenheimer, as the titular scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, “the father of the atomic bomb.” The film is currently due out for a July 2023 release.

Cillian Murphy Confirmed to Star As J. Robert Oppenheimer In Christopher Nolan’s Next Film At Universal, Film Will Bow in July 2023

Following a heated bidding war that led to his next film landing at Universal, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has not only found its star to play the titular role but set a date on when audiences can see his next movie. Universal Pictures and Nolan’s banner Syncopy have confirmed Cillian Murphy to star in Oppenheimer as scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was known as “the father of the atomic bomb.” The film will bow on July 21, 2023, a slot typically saved for Nolan films in the past. Deadline has been all over this project first announcing it as Nolan’s next film last month and...

Cillian Murphy to Play J. Robert Oppenheimer in Nolan’s Next Film

Cillian Murphy has signed on to play the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Oppenheimer, according to Deadline. Murphy will portray scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer in the biographical drama from Universal Pictures and Nolan’s Syncopy banner, with a release date set for July 21, 2023. “The IMAX-shot epic thriller...

Christopher Nolan’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Film Lands at Universal—Here’s Why It Matters

In February, after filmmaker Christopher Nolan openly criticized the same-day release strategy his longtime cinematic home Warner Bros. was implementing for 2021, I explored which new studio he might fit with if a split was on the horizon. A few viable candidates immediately sprang to mind, but Universal Pictures always made the most sense. As it turns out, reality does indeed follow logic sometimes. Nolan has officially set up his upcoming film about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the A-bomb at Universal.

Christopher Nolan’s Next Film On Atomic Bomb Creator J. Robert Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy To Star

Things didn’t quite work out as planned for Christopher Nolan and the release of Tenet, the first major film to get chewed up by the pandemic. That didn’t stop him from becoming an opponent of the day-and-date release strategy, putting him at odds with his home studio, Warner Bros. So we can expect that his next project, which is being revealed today, will be someplace else.

Christopher Nolan’s Next Film To Tackle Atomic Bomb Inventor J. Robert Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan has had discussions with several major studios about his next project, a film about atom bomb developer J. Robert Oppenheimer. Actor Cillian Murphy might star in the project [Deadline]. Sources say that Nolan and his camp are talking to Sony and Universal, with conversations also taking place with...

Christopher Nolan Bombshell: Director Talking To Multiple Studios On Film He’ll Direct About J. Robert Oppenheimer & Development Of The A-Bomb In WWII

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Nolan is readying his next film, and Deadline hears that like Dunkirk it will focus on a seminal moment in World War II. This one is J. Robert Oppenheimer’s role in the development of the atom bomb during WWII. Here is a bombshell development: While none of Nolan’s recent movies had gone outside Warner Bros, I’m hearing that several of the major studios across town are reading the screenplay and speaking with Nolan and his reps. This might be residue from the umbrage Nolan took when WarnerMedia declared its intention to go day-and-date with its entire 2021 movie slate,...

Christopher Nolan's Next Project Will Tackle J. Robert Oppenheimer And The A-Bomb

Big news, Nolanites: Christopher Nolan is lining up his next film and now we know what it will be about. The director of "Memento" and "The Dark Knight" trilogy is shopping his latest script around Tinseltown, and in a move that should surprise no one, he's looking to movie studios outside his usual sandbox of Warner Bros.