Illustration for article titled Heres William Hurt as the legendary physicist Richard Feynman!

The BBC and the Science Channel are making a docudrama about the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, starring William Hurt as scientist, physicist and all-around awesome person Richard Feynman, who investigated the tragedy as part of the Presidential Rogers Commission while battling cancer. The movie, titled 73 Seconds: The Challenger Investigation, won't air until the fall, but at least we know they seem to be getting Feynman right; the resemblance here is a little uncanny, and besides, Hurt is a brilliant choice for the role. Not Feynman-level brilliant, obviously, but still, pretty brilliant.


[Via Variety]

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