Summit Entertainment released the first trailer for The Congress, an upcoming live action /animation film by Ari Folman.

Based on the novel The Futurological Congress by speculative fiction author Stanislaw Lem.

Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Michael Landes and Sarah Shahi.

“An aging actress (Wright) with a disabled child agrees to a large payment to have a full body imaging that will be digitized and utilized to create a digital actress. As part of the agreement, she will no longer control her likeness and the studio will then utilize the new virtual thespian in any manner they see fit.

As part of the agreement, she will also be forbidden from acting ever again. The film explores the ramifications of how the new digital actress affects the future of the woman and society as a whole.”

The film will premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 15th.


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