Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer earns R rating sexuality nudity and language IMAX prints are 11 miles of film stock weigh around 272 kgs
Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan is gearing up for the release of Oppenheimer starring Cillian Murphy in the lead role. The film is quite a long one for Nolan surpassing Interstellar. He recently revealed that the runtime of the movie is longer than 2 hours and 49 minutes. Now, reports say that the movie has received an R-rating, becoming his first movie to receive this rating after Insomnia.
As per a report in The Associated Press, they confirmed the rating stating the film contains “some sexuality, nudity, and language.” They also revealed that the movie is so long in terms of Imax prints which are “11 miles of film stock” and “weigh some 600 pounds (around 272 kilograms).” The filmmaker shot the film in large format camera. As of now, in the US, the production studio Universal Pictures has started the advance bookings for the film in theatres such as Imax 70mm, 70mm, Imax digital, 35mm, Dolby Cinema among others.
“The sharpness and the clarity and the depth of the image is unparalleled,” Nolan said. “The headline, for me, is by shooting on Imax 70mm film, you’re really letting the screen disappear. You’re getting a feeling of 3D without the glasses. You’ve got a huge screen and you’re filling the peripheral vision of the audience. You’re immersing them in the world of the film.”
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar-winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
In Nolan’s upcoming biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Murphy portrays Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the A-bomb during the Second World War, who later found his loyalty to the United States questioned by hawkish government officials.
Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project; Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock; Benny Safdie is theoretical physicist Edward Teller; Michael Angarano takes on Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
Oppenheimer, which is an IMAX-shot epic thriller, will be released on July 21.