Netflix Explores the Afterlife With Creepy New Trailer For “The Discovery”

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week, and Netflix just released the first trailer for one of the films set to premier there – The Discovery.

The film takes a look at what would happen if existence of an afterlife were proven – what would people do to get there sooner, and what happens to the people who choose to stay? The trailer is fairly creepy, backed by a slowed, garbled version of Roy Orbison’s hit “Only the Lonely.” The only spoken words in the trailer are, “People are just gonna keep killing themselves.”

Robert Redford stars as a physicist who confirms there is an afterlife, which leads to a rash of suicides. Jason Segel plays Redford’s son, and Rooney Mara plays a love interest for Will.

The Discovery will make its world premiere at Sundance, and will be released on Netflix on March 31.