There’s a pretty exciting new film being cooked up over at Netflix, centring on a world where the afterlife is a certainty and people have begun killing themselves in order to more quickly reach it.
It was written and directed by very promising The One I Love filmmaker Charlie McDowell and has a strong lead cast, with Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience) and Robert Redford (well, you know who he is) supporting the intriguing central pairing of Jason Segel and Rooney Mara.
Today we’re hyped to share its first trailer, which starts out all heartwarming and romantic before the music slows and the picture skews, Segel and Mara’s characters being seen shifting a corpse and walking into the ocean.
“To describe the story as original doesn’t begin to capture the world that Charlie has created that will envelop you,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said of the movie, which is premiering at Sundance. “Our global viewers are going to love this film.”
Shot on location in Rhode Island, The Discovery launches on Netflix on Friday 31 March.
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