Albert Einstein Looks Sad in Second Trailer for Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan’s Atomic Bomb Film

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Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan’s new film about American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the efforts that ultimately led him to being credited as the “father of the atomic bomb.” The new trailer, which provides nearly three minutes of footage, demonstrates Cillian Murphy’s acting chops as the title character, as well as a brief look at Albert Einstein, the guy who came up with the theory of relativity and helped persuade the US Government to look into nuclear weapons research after penning a letter to Franklin Roosevelt back in the day. Matt Damon’s potential for overacting will also seemingly be in full display in Oppenheimer, although to the actor’s credit, Nolan has been known to troll his talent by picking the worst takes possible.

From a YouTube description:

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan.

Oppenheimer is filmed in a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX black and white analogue photography.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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