David Dastmalchian Joins Cast of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer

David Dastmalchian Joins Cast of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

David Dastmalchian is set to reunite with director Christopher Nolan, as The Hollywood Reporter is noting that he has joined the upcoming cast of Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

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The highly anticipated film is already filled with a star-studded cast, including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, and more. Dastmalchian’s role is currently being kept secret on the film that just recently began production this week.

The casting reunites the actor with the director who gave him his first-ever role. Dastmalchian appeared in 2008’s The Dark Knight, where he played Thomas Schiff, a role that kickstarted Dastmalchian’s career. Since then, he’s gone on to star in a variety of films, most recently James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as Abner Krill/Polka-Dot Man, and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which saw him portray Piter de Vries.

Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame), Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Florence Pugh (Midsommar), Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Benny Safdie (Good Time), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Arnold (You Season 3), and more.

“The IMAX-shot epic thriller thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it,” reads the logline from the outlet.

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Set to debut on July 21, 2023, the film is written and directed by Nolan, 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.

Oppenheimer will be distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal Pictures. Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing through their Syncopy banner along with Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The film is being shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film in multiple locations throughout the U.S. including New Mexico, California, and New Jersey.


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