If you’re a fan of Black Mirror like I am, then get ready for Marjorie Prime. The official trailer for the film was released today, and it looks like it’s right up our alley.
I am pretty solidly obsessed with near-future science fiction dealing with the repercussions, consequences and advantages of technological advances on society. But, I’m also a fan of theater and this film plays into that as well. Marjorie Prime is based on the play by Jordan Harrison, so from the look of it, it’s got all of the meaty family drama and ethical ambiguity I need as well. Bring it.
The trailer is haunting and quiet. It’s very still. Marjorie is not long for this world, and she chooses to spend her last days with her ‘husband’, or an AI version of him, played by Jon Hamm. There’s not a lot said in the trailer, but you get the distinct impression that the performances might very well be remarkable. Jon Hamm is mesmerizing as this artificial husband. Geena Davis and Tim Robbins seem so real and so connected. Lois Smith is always amazing. I am very very excited for this movie.
Marjorie Prime will be released in select theaters August 18, 2017.
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.