Christopher Nolan is Plotting His Next Movie & Here’s What We Know

Christopher Nolan in 2017.
Christopher Nolan in 2017. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8558817cr)

Christopher Nolan is one of Hollywood’s most popular directors, and there’s always a lot of commotion leading up to the release of his movies. The follow-up to his 2020 action thriller Tenet will be no different, and here’s everything we know about it so far.

Plot Details

Nolan’s next project will follow in the footsteps of Dunkirk and it will also be set during World War II. It will be inspired by the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, often described as “the father of the atomic bomb”.

Leading Man

Nolan is yet to start casting actors in this promising project, but Cillian Murphy has been mentioned as the potential leading man. His casting is yet to be confirmed, but it makes total sense since he’s one of Nolan’s frequent collaborators, who previously starred in the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk.

New Studio

Nolan’s upcoming WWII biopic will mark a significant departure from his previous projects because it will see him cutting ties with Warner Bros. After the dispute with this studio, he decided to join forces with Universal Pictures. They reportedly promised him a production budget of around $100 million, total creative control, 20% of first-dollar gross, and a 100-day theatrical window.