Clint Eastwood’s latest film is a bit of departure for him as a director. Hereafter, a supernatural thriller, follows three people and the impact of death on their lives. The script was penned by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). Matt Damon plays a retired psychic named George who has the ability to commune with the dead. Marie (played by Cecile de France) is a French journalist who is shaken after a near death experience in a tsunami. A third storyline follows Marcus (George McLaren), a schoolboy in London looking for answers after losing his twin brother. As with any drama, its success will depend on how well the audience connects with the characters. Hopefully this one will resonate with us more than Eastwood and Damon’s previous collaboration, Invictus, which received mostly positive reviews, but we felt fell rather flat.
Hereafter is due out in theaters on October 22, 2010.