Christopher Nolan’s new movie about J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who spearheaded the development of the atomic bomb, landed in cinemas in July and, in just four weeks, has grossed over $270 million.


Now, naturally, thoughts are turning towards whether Oppenheimer will become available to stream, and which platform the film is likely to land on.

The cast of the movie is led by Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy, while Robert Downey Jr (Avengers: Endgame), Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Matt Damon (Air), Florence Pugh (Black Widow), Kenneth Branagh (Death on the Nile) and Jack Quaid (The Boys) also star.

Read on for everything you need to know about Oppenheimer, including its digital release date.

Oppenheimer digital release date

A digital release date for Oppenheimer is yet to be confirmed.

Variety reported in 2021 that Nolan requested that Universal give the movie an exclusive theatrical window between 90 to 120 days, but it’s not clear whether this was granted.

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If Oppenheimer does follow this theatrical window, the earliest the film would be available to stream would be around 19th October.

Given that Oppenheimer is a Universal Pictures film, it will likely become available to stream on Peacock and Prime Video.

Oppenheimer was released in cinemas on Friday 21st July 2023, three years after Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Tenet, which was released in the first year of the COVID pandemic in 2020.

Oppenheimer was shot in IMAX and on 65mm film.

Who stars in Oppenheimer?

Florence Pugh is Jean Tatlock and Cillian Murphy is J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER, written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan
Florence Pugh is Jean Tatlock and Cillian Murphy is J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER, written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Universal Pictures

The Oppenheimer cast-list is an impressive one, with director Christopher Nolan enlisting the biggest and best talent around for the film.

The following actors star in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

  • Cillian Murphy as J Robert Oppenheimer
  • Emily Blunt as Katherine 'Kitty' Oppenheimer
  • Robert Downey Jr as Lewis Strauss
  • Matt Damon as Leslie Groves
  • Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock
  • Rami Malek as TBC
  • Benny Safdie as Edward Teller
  • Dane DeHaan as Kenneth Nichols
  • Jack Quaid as Richard Feynman
  • Olli Haaskivi as TBC
  • Matthew Modine as TBC
  • Josh Hartnett as Ernest Lawrence
  • Dylan Arnold as Frank Oppenheimer
  • Alden Ehrenreich as TBC
  • David Krumholtz as Isidor Isaac Rabi
  • Michael Angarano as Robert Serber
  • Sir Kenneth Branagh as Niels Bohr
  • Gary Oldman as Harry S Truman

Cillian Murphy stars in the lead role of scientist J Robert Oppenheimer, marking what will be his sixth film directed by Nolan.

Speaking to The Guardian about working on his sixth film with Nolan, Murphy commented: “I’ll always turn up for Chris, whatever the size of the part.

“Chris will call me up and I’m there. Isn’t it wonderful that filmmakers are still making challenging, demanding films within the studio system, shot on film rather than IMAX? I think he’s flying the flag.

Robert Downey Jr is Lewis Strauss in OPPENHEIMER
Robert Downey Jr is Lewis Strauss in OPPENHEIMER Universal Pictures

“Him, Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino are fantastic filmmakers making interesting work on a massive scale.”

Meanwhile, Emily Blunt makes her Nolan filmography debut as Katherine, the biologist and botanist wife of Oppenheimer.

Elsewhere, Robert Downey Jr will portray American businessman and philanthropist Lewis Strauss, while Matt Damon plays Leslie Groves – a US Army officer who oversaw the Manhattan Project.

Florence Pugh has been cast in the role of Oppenheimer’s long-time girlfriend, psychiatrist and physician Jean Tatlock, while Rami Malek has been cast in the role of a scientist and Benny Safdie will play theoretical physicist Edward Teller.

You star Dylan Arnold will portray Oppenheimer’s younger brother Frank in the film, while Josh Hartnett will portray the nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence and Michael Angarano shall portray physicist Robert Serber.

Additionally, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Olli Haaskivi, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich and David Krumholtz have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Finally, Sir Kenneth Branagh has also been cast in an undisclosed role, reuniting the actor-director with Nolan after working together on both Dunkirk and Tenet.

Oppenheimer trailers

The first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer landed in July 2022, with only Murphy featuring in the footage. Watch below:

Another trailer landed in May 2023, giving fans a look at other members of the cast as well as Murphy. Watch below:

Oppenheimer is coming to UK cinemas on 21st July 2023. Check out more of our Film coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on tonight.


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