Christopher Nolan’s $100 million 'Oppenheimer' touts star-studded cast including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt

    Nostalgic flashback to when “Drake and Josh” star, Josh Peck, joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster, “Oppenheimer,” in 2022. With a stellar ensemble, the movie revisited the era of the Manhattan Project.

    'Oppenheimer' (Source: LatestLY)

    'Oppenheimer' (Source: LatestLY)

    Reliving the Casting Sensation of Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”

    It feels like just yesterday when we were all left agog by the news of Josh Peck joining Christopher Nolan's World War II magnum opus “Oppenheimer.” Today, as we stroll down memory lane, let's relive that moment and appreciate the grandeur of the movie's ensemble.

    A Star-Studded Affair

    Cillian Murphy's impeccable portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer is still etched in our minds, showcasing the life of the physicist who was instrumental in crafting the atomic bomb. Surrounded by a constellation of stars, the likes of Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey, Jr. gave us unforgettable performances. Such casting brilliance only deepened with Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, and Rami Malek among many others.

    The Josh Peck Phenomenon

    But the spotlight shone a bit brighter on Josh Peck. From making us laugh as a teenager on Nickelodeon's “Drake and Josh” to becoming a part of this significant historical movie, Peck's journey has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. After gaining popularity on platforms like YouTube and TikTok, Peck continued to amaze audiences with appearances in “Turner and Hooch,” “How I Met Your Father,” and not to forget, the charming reunion with Miranda Cosgrove in the revival of “iCarly.” His endeavors also extended to writing, with his memoir, “Happy People Are Annoying,” capturing the essence of his journey.

    "He’s evolved from a young Nickelodeon star to a formidable actor in Nolan’s historical masterpiece," many critics had noted back in the day.

    The Buzz Around “Oppenheimer”

    With a hefty budget of $100 million, Universal Pictures’ backing, and an expected release date on July 21, 2023, the anticipation surrounding “Oppenheimer” was palpable. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” Nolan’s venture was destined to be a cinematic spectacle.


    Looking back, it's enthralling to see how films like “Oppenheimer” not only chronicle historical events but also become a part of our cultural history. As reported by Variety in March 2022, Josh Peck's addition to the ensemble was a testament to the movie's vast scope and the actor's undeniable talent.

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)