John Krasinski on for God Particle

John Krasinski

by James White |
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Having proven his comedic chops over the years on the US version of The Office, John Krasinski has blended in more drama with his film roles, including this year's 13 Hours. He's now in talks to play an astronaut in sci-fi thriller God Particle, which has J.J. Abrams as its producer.

Oren Uziel's script, which at one point was floating in limbo after the closure of Paramount's InSurge low-budget label, is now back at full burn with Abrams' Bad Robot company spearheading the attempt to get it made.

The story is still being kept fairly quiet, but we do know it's about astronauts on the International Space Station making a terrifying discovery that changes all they know about reality, and the idea of the Earth vanishing after an experiment is conducted in the Large Hadron Collider. David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are already aboard, with Julius Onah directing, and shooting shoot kick off this year with a February 24 release date already on the books.

Krasinski has a few projects in the works: his latest directorial effort, The Hollars, premiered at the the Sundance Film Festival and he's working alongside wife Emily Blunt as a voice actor on animated comedy Animal Crackers.

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