Netflix Releases Original Movie “The Discovery” In March

Netflix originals don’t just mean TV shows anymore, they have been releasing tons of Netflix Original movies now too. March 31st, they are releasing another movie called The Discovery. It is directed by Charlie McDowell and stars Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons and Riley Keough. For those of you unaware, this is where you know those names from:

  • Jason Segel is best known for his lead role in How I Met Your Mother, and other successful comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
  • Rooney Mara is well known for her roles in both movies The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  • Robert Redford is most known for his role in some of the old classics like The Sting, or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It’ll be exciting to see him on screen again!
  • Jesse Plemons is well known for his role in TV show, Friday Night Lights, as well as his roles in movies Battleship, Bridge of Spies, and Black Mass.
  • Riley Keough is known for her role in hit movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Discovery takes place one year right after the afterlife is scientifically proven and confirmed. (Woah.) With the existence of the afterlife proven, thousands of people are ending their own lives to get there. Following this breakthrough, a man and a women meet each other and fall in love. They learn how to come to terms with the true nature of the afterlife together.

Reviews of the movie at Sundance were mixed to positive, so not sure if the movie will be a hit just yet. Looks like we’ll have to wait for the masses to watch it at the end of March. We all can agree though, if you enjoyed Netflix’s The OA, this movie might be right up your alley. Check out the trailer below.

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