He drove a wedge between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Captain America: Civil War and now, Daniel Bruhl is bound for the stars via Paramount and Bad Robot’s mind-bending sci-fi flick, God Particle.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Bruhl will don the space gear as an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, one who bears witness to a “terrifying discovery that challenges everything they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival.”
Early reports claim that a physics experiment gone awry – one that seemingly involves a particle accelerator in the vein of Europe’s Large Hadron Collider – is to blame for the sudden disappearance of Earth, and the ISS crew is left facing a terrifying dilemma when an unidentified space shuttle drifts into orbit. Friend or foe? That’s something that’s being kept firmly under wraps for now.
Behind the lens for Bad Robot’s ambitious genre piece is director Julius Onah, who has already assembled a starry ensemble to commandeer the International Space Station in David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski and, more recently, The Night Manager‘s Elizabeth Debicki. J.J. Abrams is on board to produce God Particle, and production is expected to get underway in the coming months now that Onah’s casting spree is coming to a close.
Daniel Bruhl, meanwhile, continues to snap up meaty roles in the wake of his breakout in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards. After starring opposite Emma Watson in Colonia, and soon a key role in God Particle, the actor has also lined up The Zookeeper’s Wife with Jessica Chastain.