The first official trailer for Oppenheimer features Cillian Murphy as a guy who is unsure of the consequences of constructing an atomic bomb but feels compelled to do so regardless.
“We anticipate a future, and our dreams horrify us,” Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer says in a voiceover at the beginning of the film, while footage of him in the New Mexico countryside is displayed.
“They won’t fear it until they understand it,” he says over footage of the device being constructed. “And they won’t understand it unless they apply it.”
The two-minute clip debuted ahead of the weekend release of Avatar: The Way of Water in theatres and was made available online on Sunday. It’s the most in-depth look yet at Christopher Nolan’s next picture and its massive ensemble.
“I’m not sure if we can be trusted with such a weapon, but I have no option,” a troubled Murphy says as the atomic bomb nears completion. “Will someone ever reveal the truth about what’s going on here?” He suggests there’s more to it than meets the eye in his question.
The film is based on J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: Triumph and Tragedy.
Who is Cillian Murphy?
Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor born on 25 May 1976. He was the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the rock band The Sons of Mr. Green Genes until he turned down a record deal in the late 1990s and started performing on stage and in short and indie films.
His first famous film credits include:
- In 2002 Jim was in the zombie horror 28 Days Later.
- In 2003 The dark comedy Intermission.
- In 2005 The action thriller Red Eye.
For his portrayal of a transgender Irish woman in the comedy-drama Breakfast on Pluto, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (2005).