Netflix Takes 'The Discovery' Starring Rooney Mara, Robert Redford

Mara: Dan MacMedan/WireImage. Redford: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic.
Rooney Mara, Robert Redford

Charlie McDowell's upcoming film is a love story set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified.

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to love story The Discovery from The One I Love director Charlie McDowell.

Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel star in the film, which is written by McDowell and Justin Lader. The film is  set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified. Redford plays the scientist responsible for the discovery, while Segel portrays his son Will and Mara plays Isla, a woman haunted by a tragic past who Will begins to fall in love with.

The project also stars Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada. It was produced by Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment, and was co-financed by Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures. Mike Goodridge and Dimitra Tsingou for Protagonist executive produced along with Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith for Endgame.

“To describe the story as original doesn’t begin to capture the world that Charlie has created that will envelop you,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “Our global viewers are going to love this film."

It will premiere on Netflix and in select theaters in the U.S. in 2017.

The deal was negotiated by Protagonist, ICM Partners and WME Global.

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