The Congress is a intriguing-looking movie directed by Ari Folman coming from Drafthouse Films. It’ll be in theaters on August 29 but available first digitally on July 24. It stars Robin Wright, playing a version of herself as an aging actress who’s scanned to create a digital likeness. At some point, there’s also a good deal of animation, as shown in the trailer:
The movie also stars Harvey Keitel as her agent; Danny Huston as the studio head; Jon Hamm as an animator; and Paul Giamatti as a doctor. It’s interesting to see a film tackle the possibilities of a future Hollywood, where a likeness can be made to do anything without those tricky actors having a say.
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