I ORIGINS is an upcoming science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Mike Cahill (Another Earth), starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Steven Yeun. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the film follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.
Ian Gray (Pitt), a PhD student studying molecular biology with a specialty in eye evolution, leaves his lab to go to a party and has an intense, but fleeting, encounter with a mysterious, masked model who escapes into the night. With only a picture of her stunning and iconic eyes, he tracks her down, and they fall in love. Their fundamentally different beliefs about life only serve to intensify their connection, and they vow to spend forever together. Years later, Ian and his lab partner, Karen (Marling), make a stunning discovery with profound existential implications. He must risk his life’s work and his family to travel across the world to find the truth behind what he has found and what it may mean.
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