Netflix has dropped the first look at their new original movie The Discovery, which will open in select theaters and will be available globally on the streaming service on Friday, March 31.
The Discovery tells the story of the world one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified. As a result of this groundbreaking study, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there.” In this story, a man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.
The Discovery official synopsis:
In the near future, the world is off-balance. People have gained a specific knowledge, and death has lost meaning, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford): There is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide in order to “re-set” their existence, others go on, trying to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor’s son Will (Jason Segel), who has arrived at his father’s isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla (Rooney Mara). There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments. They are all looking to Dr. Harbor for meaning. Can Will and Isla find peace – in this place, or on the other side?
The Discovery was written by Charlie McDowell and Justin Lader and directed by McDowell as well. The film was produced by Alex Orlovsky and James D. Stern, co-produced by Erika Hampson, associate produced by Tomas Deckaj, and executive produced by Ian Bricke, Matt Levin, and Eddie Vaisman. It stars Robert Redford as Dr. Thomas Harbor, Jason Segel as Harbor’s son, and Rooney Mara as a mysterious young woman named Isla.
The Discovery will be released on Netflix on March 31.