EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Big Bang Theory cast member Simon Helberg is to narrate the 3D science film Secrets of the Universe, its producers announced.
"Helberg's narration will take audiences on a mind-boggling journey to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, where CERN scientists are exploring the very origins of our universe -- from the Big Bang, to some of the greatest potential breakthrough discoveries of our time regarding the universe in which we live and experiments that could result in turning science fiction into science fact," a news release said. "This is a topic that he is very familiar with and where his comedic genius has long inspired significant public interest."
To be directed and produced by Canadian IMAX filmmaker Stephen Low, the documentary will be executive produced and distributed by K2 Communications. It is set for an early 2017 release in museums, science centers and theaters.
"When K2 approached me to narrate the film, I was thrilled at the opportunity to engage audiences and hopefully educate children on such an important area of science. I can only imagine how tall I'd look on a giant IMAX screen in 3D, but just hearing my booming, masculine voice will have to suffice," Helberg said in a statement.
"We are thrilled to have Simon narrate our film. He is the perfect fit for our project and has the ability to make a challenging discipline of science understandable, and even fun, for a broad audience," added K2 President Mark Kresser.