'Oppenheimer' is Christopher Nolan's first R-rated film in 20 years

‘Oppenheimer’ is Christopher Nolan’s first R-rated film in 20 years

by Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer has officially earned an R rating from the MPA, The Hollywood Reporter he confirmed, marking a rare feature for Nolan to get such a score.

Nolan’s hit feature I remember (2000) and its next release, Insomnia (2002), were both rated R, but remained largely in the PG-13 sphere. Actor David Dastmalchian once noticed this The dark Knight (2008) edited a moment involving his character to maintain a PG-13 rating. Dunkirkhis 2017 WWII feature which depicted multiple battle scenes, was also PG-13.

Oppenheimerwhich opens July 21, is Nolan’s first feature film since the pandemic era Principle (2020) and follows his departure from longtime Warner Bros. home to Universal after expressing disappointment with Warner’s plan to send the day and date of the 2021 slate to HBO Max. Oppenheimer it is also the longest film of his career at nearly three hours.

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It stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, considered the father of the atomic bomb as the leader of the WWII-era Manhattan Project. Nolan showed footage in April at CinemaCon where he talked about his reasoning for him to make a film about the theoretical physicist.

“Like it or not, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the most important person who ever lived. He created the world we live in, for better or for worse. And his story has to be seen to be believed, and I’m certainly confident that audiences will come to your theaters to see him on the biggest screen possible,” Nolan said.

Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh are part of the film’s extensive cast.