You probably haven’t heard much about this movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your attention now. The Discovery was directed by Charlie McDowell, and that’s an important detail because McDowell directed the beautiful 2014 mystery film, The One I Love.
His new film is a sci-fi romance starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford. According to the description from Entertainment Weekly, the movie takes place in a world where the afterlife has been confirmed.
“The hereafter has been empirically confirmed and people have begun dying by suicide as a result. Redford plays the scientist responsible for the titular discovery, Segel portrays his son Will, and Mara is Ilsa, a woman with a tragic past whom Will falls for.”
It sounds like it has potential and I’m a big Jason Segel fan, so I’m pretty excited for this one. The trailer below only features one line of dialogue. The trailer’s rhythm comes from the music of Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely.”
The Discovery will premiere on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s scheduled for a March 31 release on Netflix.