If you love Ian Somerhalder on The Vampire Diaries (we know you do), you’re going to love him in his new film, The Anomaly. Due out in the United Kingdom on July 4, The Anomaly is Noel Clarke’s first directorial return to the big screen since his 2010 hit 4.3.2.1. What is Ian’s role in the movie? Read on to find out!

According to IMDb, the film follows a former soldier, Ryan (Noel), who is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there — and only got nine minutes and 47 seconds before he dies.

It sounds very Run Lola Run, if you ask us. With the ticking clock and the psychological thriller aspect, it’s sure to get your heart racing — and that’s even without Ian around. With his smouldering looks throughout the movie, you’ll definitely get heart palpitations.

We don’t know too much about Ian’s role, except that his character is named Harkin Langham and, from the looks of the trailer, he gets to wear a lot of really nice suits. Oh, and his hair is always perfect. It’s kind of hard to tell if Harkin is a good or bad guy, but the shots of him in a lab really give us the Dr. Wes vibe, if you know what we mean.

Check out the trailer below to see Ian in action!

What do you think about the trailer for Ian’s new movie? Will you go see it? Hit the comments and sound off!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!