Christopher Nolan is working on a movie about World War II scientist J Robert Oppenheimer.

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PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 02:17 PM IST

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has a new movie about the anvil, focusing on American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who helped develop the atomic bomb during World War II.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, major Hollywood studios are vying for Nolan’s new film, which is not being automatically set up at Warner Bros. The filmmaker and his representatives have been in talks with studios, which include Sony, Universal and Paramount.

Warner Bros, which has endorsed all of Nolan’s films since 2002’s Insomnia, is also in talks for the project. Relations between Nolan and Warner Bros had soured last year after the filmmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the studio for moving its 2021 roster to a day-and-date theatrical release and broadcast of HBO Max.

The details of the plot are sketchy, but the story will focus on Oppenheimer, considered one of the fathers of the atomic bomb. He was a pivotal figure in the Manhattan Project, the World War II company that developed the first nuclear weapons.

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Nolan most recently directed the spy thriller Tenet, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh. Tenet was the first Hollywood marquee to open in theaters after the coronavirus pandemic forced closure.

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