Bad Robot’s God Particle Enlists Daniel Bruhl

Posted by at 11:54 am on May 11, 2016


The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Daniel Bruhl is in final negotiations to join Bad Robot’s upcoming sci-fi film, God Particle. Bruhl can currently be seen in theaters in Captain America: Civil War, and some of his other works include playing Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s Rush and Fredrick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. He joins a cast that includes David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Krasinski (13 Hours, “The Office”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Night Manager,” The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights).

The plot for God Particle is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby.

Some rumors say this may be the next “spiritual successor” to Cloverfield after 10 Cloverfield Lane, but whether it turns out to be called “Cloverfield Particle” or remains an unbranded, unique story is yet to be seen.

In physics, the “God Particle” is a nickname given to the hypothetical Higgs boson, a particle upon which much of our understanding of quantum physics is based. The world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, was built in Geneva, Switzerland in an attempt to prove the Higgs boson’s existence.

God Particle will be directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was since rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung. The film is set for a February 24, 2017 release.

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