'Marjorie Prime' Wins Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at Sundance for Focus on Science and Technology
FilmRise has acquired U.S. rights to Sundance winner “Marjorie Prime” and is planning a mid-summer release and a fall awards push for star Lois Smith, the distributor announced Tuesday.
“Marjorie Prime” is a sci-fi drama that stars Smith as Marjorie, an 86-year-old widow who spends time with a holographic likeness of a younger version of her deceased husband, Walter (Jon Hamm). The hologram version of Walter provides companionship and stimulates Marjorie’s memory as she lives with dementia.
Michael Almereyda adapted the film from Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play of the same name. Uri Singer of Passage Pictures produced. The film, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — which is awarded to feature film that focuses on science or technology — also features Tim Robbins and Geena Davis...