“All I can say is, I’m so jealous I didn’t get to shoot this production,” Peele said alongside “Oppenheimer” and “Nope” cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema.
No, according to writer-director Jordan Peele, “Barbie” is not the most anticipated movie of 2023.
Rather, the “Get Out” and “Nope” writer is counting down the days until Christopher Nolan’s nuclear biopic “Oppenheimer” hits theaters. During the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, host Josh Horowitz asked “Oppenheimer” cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, who collaborated with Peele on “Nope,” about what to expect from the black-and-white IMAX film.
“The thing is, it’s really hard for me to talk about this movie because we just don’t agree on what we can say and what we want to say,” Van Hoytema said. will shut up.”
Peele added: “I don’t work for the film, I don’t have a contract or anything like that. All I can say is, I’m so envious that I wasn’t present at the filming of this production. The talent is incredible. The pictures, I’ve seen a few pictures of it, which are simply beautiful. It’s a real… That’s what I’m most excited about next year.”
“Oppenheimer” is based on the life of theoretical physicist and “father of the atomic bomb,” J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy.
Oppenheimer was the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and oversaw the “Manhattan Project,” which first developed nuclear weapons for World War II. He also oversaw the Trinity test, which successfully detonated the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. Emily Blunt plays Oppenheimer’s wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., the director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
The trailer for “Oppenheimer” was shown in theaters before Peele’s “No.” Director Nolan revealed last year that the biopic used practical effects (that is, blew things up) to recreate atomic bomb explosions.
“This is one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever taken on in terms of its scale and meeting the breadth of Oppenheimer’s history,” Nolan said. “There were big, logistical challenges, big practical challenges. But I had an extraordinary crew and they really performed. It will be a while before we finish. But as I look at the results and as I put the film together, I’m really excited about what my team accomplished.”
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