Netflix Scores McDowell’s “The Discovery”

Netflix has acquired global rights to “The One I Love” director Charlie McDowell’s “The Discovery” starring Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel.

McDowell and Justin Lader penned the sci-fi story set two years after the discovery of an afterlife that has been scientifically proven where millions of people have taken their own lives in order to start over.

Segel plays the son of the man (Redford) responsible for the discovery, and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past. Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada also star.

Shot on location in Rhode Island, Alex Orlovsky and James D. Stern produce and the film will premiere on Netflix along with receiving a limited theatrical domestic run in 2017.

Source: Netflix