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Emily Blunt in talks to join Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'

By Wade Sheridan   |   Oct. 20, 2021 at 2:23 PM
Emily Blunt arrives for The Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13. Blunt is in talks to star in "Oppenheimer" from director Christopher Nolan. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Filmmaker Christopher Nolan arrives on the red carpet before the screening of "Sink Or Swim (Le grand bain)" at the 71st annual Cannes International Film Festival in May 2018. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI "Oppenheimer" star Cillian Murphy arrives on the red carpet at the "A Quiet Place Part II" world premiere on March 08, 2020. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Emily Blunt (L), and her husband, John Krasinski, arrive on the red carpet at the "A Quiet Place Part II" premiere on March 08, 2020. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Emily Blunt appears backstage during the 25th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 27, 2019. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.

Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Emily Blunt is in talks to join director Christopher Nolan's next film titled Oppenheimer.

Variety reported that Blunt is in discussions to join the Universal Pictures project, which stars Nolan's frequent collaborator Cillian Murphy. Nolan is also penning the film.

Deadline also confirmed that Blunt is in talks.

This would be Blunt's first film with Nolan as director.

Oppenheimer follows Murphy as scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is known as the father of the atomic bomb. Blunt is expected to play Oppenheimer's wife Katherine.

The film is based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.

Oppenheimer is coming to theaters on July 23, 2023.

Blunt recently starred in Jungle Cruise and with Murphy in A Quiet Place Part II.