‘Marjorie Prime’ Trailer: Witness the Healing Power of Jon Hamm’s Hot Hologram
Come for Jon Hamm’s hot hologram (or “Holo-Hamm,” if you will), stay for a moving sci-fi drama about an elderly woman who employs said hologram to hold on to her memories. As touted in the first trailer for Marjorie Prime, the new film from director Michael Almereyda has been likened to Black Mirror and Spike Jonze’s Her — which is to say that, despite the joyful implications of a holographic Jon Hamm, Marjorie Prime is a rather somber experience.
Lois Smith stars as Marjorie, an aging woman whose fading memories inspire her to utilize holographic technology that recreates the images of loved ones — in particular, her deceased husband (Hamm). Based on the Pulitzer-nominated stage play of the same name (for which Smith also played the lead), Marjorie Prime also stars Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, and features music by Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Jackie). Here’s the official synopsis:
IN THE NEAR FUTURE, A TIME OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: 86-YEAR-OLD MARJORIE – A JUMBLE OF DISPARATE, FADING MEMORIES -- HAS A HANDSOME NEW COMPANION 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? MARJORIE PRIME IS BASED ON JORDAN HARRISON’S PULITZER-NOMINATED PLAY, EXPLORING MEMORY AND IDENTITY, LOVE AND LOSS.
Marjorie Prime arrives in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on August 18, and expands to additional theaters nationwide in the following weeks.