The movie that took Aquidneck Island by storm in March, April and May of 2016 will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January.

The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place yesterday, as Sundance Institute announced the lineup for Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.

In the lineup of Premieres, “A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.”, The Discovery is expected to make its World Premiere.

The Discovery / U.S.A. (Director: Charlie McDowell, Screenwriters: Charlie McDowell, Justin Lader) — In a world where the afterlife has just been scientifically proven—resulting in millions of people taking their own lives to get there—comes this love story. Cast: Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough, Ron Canada. World Premiere

Starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemon, Riley Keough and Ron Canada; The Discovery was filmed on the campus of Salve Regina University, Newport Hospital and in several other locations throughout Newport, Rhode Island.

Netflix has acquired global rights to The Discovery, the film will premiere on Netflix and in select theaters in the U.S. in 2017.

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