The first trailer has gone online for “The Discovery,” a new and potentially controversial Netflix original film starring Robert Redford, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons.
Charlie McDowell co-wrote and directs the film which Redford plays a scientist who has, using a breakthrough scientific discovery, definitively proved the existence of an afterlife. As a result death has lost meaning, suicide has skyrocketed as people try to reset their existence, and others carry on uncertain of what it all means.
Segel plays Redford son who has arrived at his father’s isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla (Mara). There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.
“The Discovery” will be available globally on the streaming service on Friday, March 31st.