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GOD PARTICLE (2017): John Krasinski Cast As Astronaut

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John Krasinski joins the cast of God Particle. The 13 Hours and Office star will play one of the leads in the planned science fiction drama from J.J. AbramsBad Robot.

The addition of Krasinski to the film rounds out the current cast of Interstellar‘s David Oyelowo and Concussion‘s Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The role will mark the actor’s next foray into more serious fare following his performance in the Michael Bay war film 13 Hours. It is unknown exactly how significant his character is and how he will interact with Oyelowo’s and Mbatha-Raw’s character.

Some details about the movie’s story have been made public, however, revealing that the action will mainly take place on a space station:

The plot of 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 they 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 remain 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.

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