Christopher Nolan revisits his unmade Howard Hughes biopic

director Christopher nolan has recalled his unfilmed Howard Hughes biopic.

director Christopher nolan has recalled his unfilmed Howard Hughes biopic.

Nolan’s latest film is Oppenheimer, a biographical drama about real-life character J. Robert Oppenheimer, known to many as the father of the atomic bomb. This is Nolan’s first biographical film based on a real person, but there was a time when he almost did another film about a real person.

“Many years ago I wrote a screenplay about the life of Howard Hughes that never got made because I wrote it right when Scorsese was making his own movie,” Nolan said The New York Times. It references Scorsese’s 2004 film The Aviator, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes. If Nolan had been allowed to write his screenplay, he would have pour Jim Carrey as Hughes.

Although Christopher Nolan never got to direct this film, he spoke about how the writing process for this film influenced Oppenheimer. “But I cracked the script to my satisfaction, and it gave me a lot of insight into how to distil someone’s life and how to thematically look at someone’s life so that the film is more than the sum of its parts,” Nolan continued. “In a way it took a few months to write the script, but it was really the culmination of 20 years of thought.”

Does Oppenheimer have an end credits scene?


No, Oppenheimer doesn’t have an end credits scene. There is nothing after the credits.

The cast includes Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Modine, Jack Quaid, David Dastmalachian, Jason Clarke, Josh Peck, Devon Bostick, Gary Oldman and Casey Affleck.

Oppenheimer will be released on Friday July 21, 2023 by Universal Pictures.