Casey Affleck haunts Rooney Mara in spooky new trailer for A Ghost Story

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Apr 26, 2017, 1:51 PM EDT (Updated)

A24, the producer/distributor behind Ex Machina, The Witch, and The Blackcoat's Daughter has added another indie gem to its creative platter with A Ghost Story.

It's a peculiar paranormal tale about a lonely spirit (Casey Affleck) who drapes its spectral form with a bedsheet and silently observes the life of his disconnected widow (Rooney Mara). The trailer has an interestingly quiet resonance to it that's both poignant and elusive. Written and directed by David Lowery (Pete's Dragon, Peter Pan), A Ghost Story opens July 7 and also stars Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky and Liz Franke.

Here's the official synopsis:

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

Check out the new trailer and poster below and tell us if you think this sad temporal odyssey looks fascinating.

(Via Bloody Disgusting)