Rooney Mara, Jason Segel Film ‘The Discovery’ Acquired by Netflix

Sci-fi love story also stars Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons and Riley Keough

Netflix has acquired the global rights to the “The Discovery,” starring Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel, the streaming company announced on Monday.

Directed by Charlie McDowell, the film is set to premiere on Netflix and in select U.S. theaters in 2017.

“The Discovery” is set one year after the scientific verification of the afterlife. Redford stars as the researcher responsible for the discovery, while Segel plays his son and Mara plays Segel’s love interest.

“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.”

Shot in Rhode Island, “The Discovery” also stars Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada. It is written by McDowell and Justin Lader.

It was produced by Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment. “The Discovery” was co-financed by Endgame and Protagonist Pictures. Mike Goodridge and Dimitra Tsingou for Protagonist, and Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith for Endgame executive-produced.

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