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.”
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.