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Rooney Mara And Nicholas Hoult Go Sci-Fi For ‘The Discovery’

Rooney Mara And Nicholas Hoult Go Sci-Fi For 'The Discovery'

Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult had different experiences on the blockbuster side of things this year. The former featured in Joe Wright‘s flop “Pan,” while the latter played a key role in George Miller‘s acclaimed, eyeball melting, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” However, both actors are pairing up for a project that will see them going indie.

Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are backing “The Discovery.” Charlie McDowell (“The One I Love,” starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss) will direct the love story set in a world where the existence of the afterlife is scientifically proven. Hoult plays the son of the man responsible for this discovery and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past. Justin Lader, the screenwriter of “The One I Love,” re-teams with McDowell, penning the script for this project as well.

It’s an intriguing premise and from a filmmaker who is emerging as a unique voice, so we’ll be interested to see how this turns out. Production will begin in January.

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