The Discovery (film)

The Discovery
Directed by Charlie McDowell
Produced by
  • Alex Orlovsky
  • James D. Stern
Written by
  • Justin Lader
  • Charlie McDowell
Music by
  • Danny Bensi
  • Saunder Jurriaans
Cinematography Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Edited by Jennifer Lilly
Distributed by Netflix
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Language English

The Discovery is a upcoming romantic science fiction film, directed by Charlie McDowell from a screenplay written by Justin Lader and McDowell. It stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada.


The film takes place one year after the existence of the afterlife is verified.



In October 2015, it was revealed that Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult had been cast in the film, with Charlie McDowell directing from the script, co-written with Justin Lader, and Alex Orlovsky and James D. Stern producing under their Verisimilitude and Endgame Entertainment banners, respectively.[1] In March 2016, it was revealed that Robert Redford and Jason Segel had joined the cast of the film, with Segel replacing Hoult who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.[2] That same month, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons joined the cast.[3] Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans composed the films score.[4]


Principal photography began on March 28, 2016, in Newport, Rhode Island.[5][6] Production concluded on May 1, 2016.[7][8]


In June 2016, Netflix acquired global distribution rights to the film, with a planned 2017 release.[9]


  1. McNary, Dave (October 27, 2015). "Nicholas Hoult, Rooney Mara Starring in Romance 'The Discovery'". Variety. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. Busch, Anita (March 9, 2016). "Robert Redford & Jason Segel Join Rooney Mara In 'The Discovery'". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. Siegel, Tatiana; Kit, Borys (March 10, 2016). "Riley Keough Joins Robert Redford in Sci-Fi Drama 'The Discovery' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. "Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans to Score Charlie McDowell's 'The Discovery'". Film Music Reporter. September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  5. SSN Insider Staff (April 1, 2016). "On the Set for 4/1/16: Mark Wahlberg & J.K. Simmons Start Shooting 'Patriots Day', Elizabeth Banks Wraps on 'Most Hated Woman in America'". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  6. Coelho, Jamie (March 24, 2016). "Jason Segel and Stars Film The Discovery in Newport". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  7. McDowell, Charlie (May 1, 2016). "That's A Wrap on #TheDiscovery". Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  8. Insider Staff, SSN (May 6, 2016). "On the Set for 5/6/16: Taron Egerton Starts 'Kingsman' Sequel, Hugh Jackman Begins on 'Wolverine 3', Rooney Mara & Robert Redford Finish 'The Discovery'". SSN Insider. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  9. Jafaar, Ali (June 13, 2016). "Netflix Acquires The World On 'The Discovery' With Rooney Mara, Robert Redford And Jason Segel". Retrieved June 13, 2016.

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