EXCLUSIVE: Mike Cahill, whose film Another Earth crushed it at 2011 Sundance, has set Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun, and The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi for his followup film, I Origins. Cahill wrote the script. Pitt plays a molecular biologist who, together with his brilliant lab partner (Marling) uncovers startling evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.
Marling co-wrote Another Earth with Cahill and starred in the film. Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky are producing I Origins under their Verisimilitude banner along with Cahill and WeWork Studio and in association with Bersin Pictures and Penny Jane Films. Pic will be exec produced by Tyler Brodie, Bonnie Timmermann, Rebekah Paltrow Neumann, Adam Neumann, Adam S. Bersin, Jayne Hong and Pitt.
Cahill is repped by WME, Pitt by WME, Parseghian Planco and Untitled, Marling by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment, Yeun by SDB Partners and manager Bruce Eonomou, and Panjabi by Gersh. WME Global is handling sales on the film.