Take a look at the intriguing trailer for Marjorie Prime, an upcoming sci-fi drama starring Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins and Geena Davis.
The film is set sometime in the near future and follows Marjorie (Lois Smith), an 86-year-old lady that has a new companion: Walter (Hamm), artificial intelligence designed to look just like her deceased husband and programmed to help her recount her life.
The film has been earning solid reviews on the festival circuit, with some comparing it Spike Jonze’s acclaimed picture Her with its look at tech and deeply human emotions. On a visual level, the film doesn’t perhaps look quite as cinematic as others that have tackled similar themes, but that may not matter too much if this small-scale pic packs a strong enough screenplay. We’ll see.
Marjorie Prime, directed by interesting filmmaker Michael Almereyda, whose credits include ’94 vampire film Nadja, 2000’s Ethan Hawke-starring Hamlet, and the underseen, heady 2015 drama Experimenter, opens in select U.S. cinemas on August 18.
Synopsis for Marjorie Prime:
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (veteran actress Lois Smith)—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Also starring Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, MARJORIE PRIME is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.