An upcoming paranormal thriller film written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Rodrigo Cortés, follow-up to his 2011’s single-location claustrophobic thriller “Buried”. In the film Robert De Niro plays a world renowned psychic who has returned to the limelight after 30 years. Sigourney Weaver plays psychology professor, who attempts to debunk De Niro’s character, while Sundance breakout star Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) plays Weavers student, and Cillian Murphy is Olsen’s love interest.
Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls “red lights,” the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (De Niro)comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student (Olsen) use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion.
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