Robert Redford heading to Rhode Island for latest film

Robert Redford attends the premiere of "A Walk In The Woods" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Actors Robert Redford, Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are heading to the Ocean State for their latest film.

The Rhode Island Film Office announced Tuesday that filming for the science-fiction love story “The Discovery” is scheduled for March and April.

The film stars Redford as a scientist who proves the existence of the afterlife. Mara falls in love with his son, played by Segel. Charlie McDowell is directing.

Rhode Island native Erika Hampson is co-producing the film. Two of her previous films, “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and “Measure of a Man,” were filmed in Rhode Island.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state’s unique locations make it the perfect place to film a movie.

There’s no word on exactly where filming will take place.

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