“The IT Crowd” funnyman Chris O’Dowd and acclaimed Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi have joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller “God Particle” which J.J. Abrams is producing for his Bad Robot Productions label.
David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth Debicki have already signed on to play crew members aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. Zhang will play one of the crew members.
When a space shuttle appears, the crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe. Julius Onah is directing the movie. The film will shortly begin production ahead of a February 24th 2017 release.