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Oppenheimer skips UK premiere to join SAG-AFTRA Strike

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Some of the notable guests at the UK premiere of the film Oppenheimer Thursday July 13th was notably absent as the cast left the stage to join the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Director Christopher Nolan told the audience at the screening, “I have to acknowledge the amazing work of our cast led by Cillian Murphy.” “I’ve seen them here earlier on the red carpet. Unfortunately, they’re on their way to writing their sit-down references to the impending hit by SAG.”

In the end, Nolan signed a message of solidarity: “We support them.” A roar of applause from the crowd indicated that they felt the same.

Along with Murphy, those already mentioned Oppenheimer The now striking cast members include Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek, and many more. The film follows J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”, who co-leads an initiative to develop the first of its kind in a race against the Nazi Germans.

Oppenheimer Based on the book by Kay Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner American Prometheus: Triumph and Tragedy J. Robert Oppenheimer. But the perilous subject matter didn’t stop Nolan from indulging his affinity for practical effects: For his adaptation, he and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson recreated a nuclear blast.


As for the strike, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists officially announced they will be entering the strike on Thursday after failing to negotiate a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Read our explanation of what it all means.

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