Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult are set to star opposite one another in director Charlie McDowell's upcoming science fiction love story The Discovery.

Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult Plan The Discovery

Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult will star opposite one another in The Discovery.

Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult will star opposite one another in the sci-fi love story The Discovery

Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) is set to star alongside Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road) in The Discovery, a science fiction love story set in a world where the existence of the afterlife is scientifically proven. The film will be directed by Charlie McDowell (The One I Love).

With The Discovery, McDowell reteams with The One I Love‘s Justin Lader. They co-wrote The Discovery‘s script, which is set a year after the world changing discovery of a provable afterlife. Hoult plays the son of the man responsible for the discovery and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past.

Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are co-financing The Discovery, and Protagonist will introduce it to buyers at the AFM. ICM Partners is handling domestic rights. Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude is producing the film alongside James D Stern of Endgame Entertainment. 

McDowell’s The One I Love was released in theaters in 2014. It stars Mark Duplass (“The League,” Safety Not Guaranteed) and Elisabeth Olsen (“Mad Men,” High-Rise) as a married couple who, after experiencing a rift in their relationship, head for a weekend getaway to try and reconnect. From there, the story takes a few surprising turns. If you’d like to check it out yourself, The One I Love is now streaming on Netflix.

The Discovery is scheduled to begin production in Rhode Island in January 2016.

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