Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Releases Moody First Look, Kenneth Branagh Joins Cast

Kenneth Branagh, fresh off the Oscar-nominated success of “Belfast,” will reunite with Christopher Nolan on “Oppenheimer.” The two have previously teamed up on “Dunkirk” and “Tenet.” Branagh will play an unspecified role in the ambitious and pricey look at J.

Robert Oppenheimer and his role in creating the atomic bomb.

Branagh recently starred in “Death on the Nile” and earned Academy Award nods for directing, producing and writing “Belfast.”Universal Pictures and Syncopy also announced Tuesday that principal photography has commenced on the film and revealed a moody first look of star Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer.

In the snapshot, Murphy is pictured staring intently while smoking a cigarette.

That’s certainly true to the historical record.

Oppenheimer was a chain smoker who eventually suffered from throat cancer.Written and directed by Nolan, “Oppenheimer” is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Nolan.

It will film in multiple U.

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