Robin Wright (House of Cards) is up for an Emmy tonight and if anyone feels the pressure to win “now” it’s probably Wright. Also a movie star (Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride), the two-time Emmy nominated Wright stars in the intriguing sci-fi film The Congress. In the film Wright plays a version of herself, an aging out-of-work actress “who decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future in Hollywood.” Her longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) brokers the deal. Spoiler alert: twenty years after the deal, Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. The Guardian says The Congress “contains tricks aplenty and ideas in abundance.”
The film, directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashi), also stars Paul Giamatti (a doctor), Danny Huston (head of Miramount Studios) and Jon Hamm (Miramount Studios’ head animator). Sci-fi fans can watch it now on Vimeo On Demand or in small theaters across the country.