Jon Hamm plays a hologram of his former self in new Marjorie Prime trailer

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Jul 26, 2017

Coming to limited release on August 18 is Marjorie Prime, an emotional sci-fi flick that seems to be in the vein of Spike Jonze's Her -- the kind of futuristic flick you can take your mom to.

Marjorie (Lois Smith) is an elderly widow who seeks comfort in Walter (Jon Hamm), a holographic projection of her husband when they were first married. Her daughter (Geena Davis) is worried that her mother is getting too lost in the fantasy. Since the hologram relies on information supplied to it from Walter's family, different memories begin to create "diverging accounts" of the family's history.

The film also stars Tim Robbins, and is written and directed by Michael Almereyda, based on a stage play by Jordan Harrison. It premiered at Sundance in January, winning the Sloan Feature Film Prize for its "imaginative and nuanced depiction of the evolving relationship between humans and technology, and its moving dramatization of how intelligent machines can challenge our notions of identity, memory, and mortality."

Check out the new trailer below, and let us know if you'd hang out with a hologram of Jon Hamm.