Josh Peck is the latest star to join ‘Oppenheimer’.
The ‘Drake and Josh’ actor has been cast as a star in Christopher Nolan’s World War I epic, which opens in theaters in July 2023, according to Deadline.
Josh will play Kenneth Bainbridge, a scientist involved in the Manhattan Project, the code name for the United States’ efforts to develop nuclear weapons during the conflict. Cillian Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist whose contribution led to the development of the atomic bomb. He is joined by an all-star cast including Emily Blunt as biologist and botanist Kitty Oppenheimer, Matt Damon as Manhattan Project director Leslie Groves Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the Atomic Energy Commission. from USA
Also in attendance were Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Hartnett and Sir Kenneth Branagh. In addition to directing and writing the screenplay, Nolan is based on the award-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’ by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
Murphy recently admitted that the role of Oppenheimer felt both “enormous” and “scary,” but he likes to play challenges.