Some of Hollywood's biggest names including Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh star in the new movie Oppenheimer. 

The blockbuster movie, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, had its UK premiere in Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square in London last week. 

The Hollywood actors' strike, recently announced by SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), saw the stars of the Oppenheimer movie walk out on the UK premiere.

All the big names attended the red carpet but when audience members were seated in the cinema ready for the screening of the movie, Nolan said the actors had left "to write their picket signs for what we believe to be an imminent strike". 

Oppenheimer will be out in cinemas across the UK from Friday, July 21.

What is Oppenheimer about?

Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

According to IDMb Oppenheimer tells the true story of American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy) and his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Describing the film, PA Media said: "Beautifully depicted relationships contrast with a dark narrative in this biographical drama, based on the true story that forever altered our world."

The film goes into detail about the creation of the atomic bomb and even shows the Trinity Test, which was the world's first detonation of a nuclear weapon.

Nolan said: "It's an extraordinary moment in human history and I wanted to take the audience into that room and be there when that button is pushed."

Oppenheimer cast

The cast of Oppenheimer includes:

  • Cillian Murphy - J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Emily Blunt - Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer
  • Matt Damon - General Leslie Groves Jr.
  • Robert Downey, Jr. - Lewis Strauss
  • Florence Pugh - Jean Tatlock
  • Benny Safdie - Edward Teller
  • Michael Angarano - Robert Serber
  • Josh Hartnett - Ernest Lawrence
  • Rami Malek - David Hill
  • Dane DeHaan - Kenneth Nichols
  • Dylan Arnold - Frank Oppenheimer
  • David Krumholtz - Isidor Isaac Rabi
  • Alden Ehrenreich - Senate Aide
  • Matthew Modine - Vannevar Bush

The Argus: Oppenheimer, which stars Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt, is out in UK Cinemas from Friday (July 21).Oppenheimer, which stars Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt, is out in UK Cinemas from Friday (July 21). (Image: PA)

When does Oppenheimer come out?

Oppenheimer is out in UK cinemas from Friday, July 21.

Tickets are on sale now via the official Oppenheimer website or through your local cinema.