Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Oppenheimer thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the enigmatic man who risks destroying the world in order to save it. The theoretical physicist's contributions to the Manhattan Project birthed the atomic bomb that went on to devastate Japan in 1945 and end the Second World War.