Robert Downey Jr. appeared high spirits in a series of hilarious social media snaps with his Oppenheimer co-stars in New York City on Sunday.
The 58-year-old actor was surrounded by Emily Blunt, Cillian Murph and Matt Damon as they enjoyed a break from their press tour.
The group snaps were taken against the stunning New York City skyline as Emily’s husband John Krasinski made an unexpected appearance.
He captioned the Instagram post: “Hooking up with my Oppenheimer castmates…wait, is that a Krasinski photobomb or could there be a surprise cameo?”
Christopher Nolan has claimed that Oppenheimer’s early viewers have left the film “devastated” and “unable to speak”.
Happy: Robert Downey Jr. appeared high spirits in a series of hilarious social media snaps with his Oppenheimer co-stars in New York City on Sunday
The upcoming historical thriller centers on the life of American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory responsible for creating the first atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project.
With its anticipated release scheduled for July 21, the British-American director, 52, has commented on how early viewers received the film.
Speaking to Wired magazine, he explained: “Some people leave the movie absolutely devastated. They can’t speak.
“I mean, there is an element of fear that is in the story and in the fundamentals. But the love of the characters, the love of the relationships, is stronger than ever.’
The film stars some of the most famous faces in Hollywood, including Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy, 46, as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt, 40, as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine ‘Kitty. ‘ Oppenheimer.
Little Women star Florence Pugh, 27, plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, while Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr, director of the Manhattan Project.
Nolan said: ‘It’s an intense experience because it’s an intense story. I recently showed it to a filmmaker who said it’s some kind of horror movie. I don’t disagree.
The director even admitted that he was “relieved to be done” with the project due to the emotional toll it took.
“When I started to finish the film, I began to feel this color that is not in my other films, just darkness. It’s there. The film fights against that,’ she said.
Written and directed by Nolan, Oppenheimer’s epic thriller plunges audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world to save it.
Friends: The actor, 58, was surrounded by Emily Blunt, Cillian Murph and Matt Damon as they enjoyed a break from their press tour.
Nail-biting: With its early release scheduled for July 21, the British-American director, 52, has commented on how early viewers have been greeted with the film.
The film focuses on the life of the American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, responsible for the creation of the first atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project.
In August 1945, bombs were detonated in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare to date, to end World War II.
It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.
The tense new three-minute trailer shows the race against time to develop the bombshell and the moral dilemmas that come with it.
Other famous faces include Robert Downey, Jr., who plays Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission.
Benny Safdie stars as theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano stars as Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett stars as pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
Oppenheimer also stars Rami Malek and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar-nominated actor, writer and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.
It comes after Cillian Murphy said he was “desperate” to land the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Oppenheimer after five films as a supporting actor.
“I’ve always told Chris, in public and in private, that if I’m available and you want me to be in a movie, I’m there,” he said.
“I don’t really care about the size of the role,” Murphy revealed in an interview with the AP. “But deep down, secretly, I was desperate to play a leading role for him.”
Turns out, Murphy had no idea landing the lead in Oppenheimer until Nolan called him out of the blue and offered him the part.
Coming Soon: The IMAX film Oppenheimer will hit theaters starting July 21
“He’s so understated and self-deprecating that, in his very English style, he just said, ‘Listen, I’ve written this script, it’s about Oppenheimer. I wish you were my Oppenheimer,'” Murphy recalled, before adding. , ‘It was a great day.’
The actor decided to focus his pre-shooting preparations on learning more about J. Robert Oppenheimer and what the invention of the atomic bomb does to the individual, the actor told The Guardian last year.
You realize that it is a great responsibility. It was complicated, contradictory and very iconic,” Murphy said of Oppenheimer the man, adding: “But you know you’re with one of the greatest directors of all time.
‘I felt confident going into it with Chris. He has had a profound impact on my life, creatively and professionally. He has offered me very interesting roles and I have found them all really challenging. And I love being on his sets.
Oppenheimer will hit theaters on July 21.