The Discovery Movie

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Who's Involved:

Charlie McDowell, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, Justin Lader

Release Date:

Friday, March 31, 2017 (New York / Los Angeles)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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?

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Crew: Who's making The Discovery

A look at the The Discovery behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Charlie McDowell last directed The One I Love and Patience.

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Production: What we know about The Discovery

Key Facts

  1. ***World Premiere - 2017 Sundance Film Festival***
  2. Shot on location in Rhode Island.
  3. Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are co-financing the film.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 18, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about June 15, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about March 16, 2016, the film was in Production status.

The film begins shooting in Rhode Island late March 2016.

On or about October 30, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Shooting planned to begin January 2016 in Rhode Island.

The Discovery Release Date: When was it released?

The Discovery was released in 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 (New York / Los Angeles release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Boss Baby, Ghost in the Shell and The Zookeeper's Wife. Netflix Too!

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