Chris O'Dowd Joins Bad Robot's GOD PARTICLE

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot has been developing a small-budget thriller called God Particle over the past few years, and casting has been ramping up in recent months. David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Daniel Bruhl are already on board to star, and now THR brings word that Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd has also joined the cast. John Krasinski was in talks at one point, but O'Dowd has taken over that role.

Here's what we know about the plot so far: it follows a crew of astronauts aboard an American space station who find that the Earth has vanished after an accident involving a particle accelerator. But they find traces of another space station nearby, and that's when things really get weird. Fanboy rumors peg this as the next movie in the "Cloververse," joining Cloverfield and this year's 10 Cloverfield Lane, but that's still just speculation at this point.

In any case, God Particle arrives in theaters on February 24, 2017, and O'Dowd is a welcome addition to an already-great group of actors. He appeared in movies like Thor: The Dark World and Cuban Fury, and will next be seen in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

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