Watch ‘Walking Dead’ Star Steven Yeun in First Movie Role in ‘I Origins’ Trailer (Video)

“Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Pitt co-stars as a scientist who discovers the eyes might actually be the window to the soul

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

“Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun will make his big screen debut this summer when Fox Searchlight releases “I Origins,” a supernatural drama exploring the connection between spirituality and science.

The first trailer doesn’t make it seem like he has a huge part, though, as Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”) takes the lead.  Pitt plays a molecular scientist who goes on a journey through love and life to discover that the eyes really may be the window to the soul.

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Indie darling Brit Marling and Spanish actress Astrid Bergés-Frisbey co-star in the small, but intriguing picture from director Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”) that hits theaters on July 18.

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It will be competing with Zach Braff‘s crowdfunded indie “Wish I Was Here,” Universal’s low-budget horror sequel “The Purge: Anarchy” and the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending.”