Fifteen years after its release in cinemas de The dark Knight, David Dastmalchianwhich in the cinecomic of Christopher Nolan had a small part, will be back in a film by the acclaimed director, namely sia Oppenheimerto be released in theaters in July by Universal.
The actor was able to talk about this reunion in a chat made with the Hollywood Reporter on the sidelines of the press engagements for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania where he plays Veb.
In reference to Oppenheimer the question header a David Dastmalchian:
Sometimes actors have a kind of gut feeling that a director is going to call them back one day. In 2007 when you left the set of The Dark Knight in Chicago, which was also your first film, did you expect Christopher Nolan to call you back for a historical drama like Oppenheimer?
This is the answer given by Dastmalchian:
Absolutely not. It is no secret that I am a person devoted to the narrative form of comics. I think it’s a very important form of storytelling that I’ve loved, in all its forms, including editorial, since I was a kid. You couldn’t believe I was on the set of a Batman film where I played a character who was part of the Joker legion, my favorite DC villain (…) And I couldn’t even believe I was directed by someone who, in my opinion , is one of the greatest directors of all time. For this, once finished, I thought “Well, it went”. I had had this beautiful experience and I didn’t imagine that there would be more even in my wildest dreams. I really didn’t think I’d get the chance to play for him again, but more generally, I didn’t think I’d play again either! Over the years I’ve been really fortunate, I’ve been able to take part in amazing and incredible stories with amazing filmmakers. I pinched myself every time. So when he called me about Oppenheimer to tell me he wanted me back on a set of him it was, and still is, difficult to process. I wonder even today “But is it all true?”.
Oppenheimer, all the information on the film:
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX® historical thriller that takes audiences into a gripping, paradoxical story of an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “”Kitty”” Oppenheimer. Academy Award® winner Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission.
Academy Award® nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
Oppenheimer is played by Academy Award® winner Rami Malek and this film sees Nolan reunite with eight-time Academy Award® nominated actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh.
The cast also includes Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Dylan Arnold (Halloween series), David Krumholtz (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight – The return).
The film 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 film is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment and Christopher Nolan.
Oppenheimer is shot in both IMAX® 65mm and large format 65mm film which includes, for the first time ever, sections in black and white IMAX® analog photography.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter