Netflix Debuts ‘The Discovery’ Teaser with Redford, Segel and Mara
Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming original film, The Discovery, starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Robert Redford.
Charlie McDowell‘s follow-up to The One I Love is about a world where the afterlife is scientifically proven, and as a result millions of people start taking their own lives to “get there.”
The upcoming sci-fi romance premieres Friday at the Sundance Film Festival and lands on Netflix on March 31st. Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada co-star. Check out the first official trailer below, set to the sounds of Roy Orbison’s ballad “Only the Lonely.”
What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in The Discovery, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.
Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (2014’s The One I Love) returns to the Festival with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, The Discovery plays to both the head and the heart.