Last week we posted the amazing trailer for Robin Wright‘s The Congress where she plays herself as an aging out of work actress who gives her whole self image to technology. Today we have a much more detailed synopsis for you, a new poster and we’ll even repost the trailer, in case you missed or need to watch it again.
More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
Trailer: The Congress
The Congress starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, John Hamm, and Danny Huston is slated to hit theaters July 24th.