Though nothing is official, the casting would reunite Blunt with her “A Quiet Place Part II” co-star Cillian Murphy, who will portray the title role of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the film about the development of the atomic bomb. Blunt is expected to play the wife of Oppenheimer, the American physicist who was pivotal in the Manhattan Project.
Universal Pictures and reps for Blunt didn’t respond to request for comment.
Murphy and Nolan have worked together on several films, including “Batman Begins,” “Inception” and “Dunkirk,” though it would be the first collaboration between Nolan and Blunt.
Blunt has a diverse resume, having appeared in “The Devil Wears Prada,” the sci-fi epic “Edge of Tomorrow,” musicals “Into the Woods” and “Mary Poppins Returns” and thrillers “Sicario” and “The Girl on the Train.