Art and Experience: Though the end of the year is already upon us, the Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, which will feature new work from Alex Ross Perry, Marti Noxon and Michael Almereyda, who will premiere his latest sci-fi film “Marjorie Prime.”
Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by the same name and produced by Uri Singer, the film focuses on a futuristic service that creates holographic projections of deceased family members. In the film, the elderly Marjorie (Lois Smith) spends time with a younger version of her late husband (Jon Hamm) only for complications to arise when she tries to peace her life together. It co-stars Tim Robbins (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Geena Davis (“Thelma and Louise”) and Stephanie Andujar (“A Walk Among The Tombstones”). See an exclusive photo from the film below.
Almereyda has been working in film since the mid-1980s. He’s best known for his 2000 modern adaptation of “Hamlet” set in contemporary New York, starring Ethan Hawke. Recently, he directed the 2014 adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” and followed it up with “Experimenter,” a biographical drama about the Milgram experiment, starring Peter Sarsgaard (“Shattered Glass”) and Winona Ryder (“Heathers”).
“Marjorie Prime” will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 19 through January 29.