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Robert Redford and Jason Segal will film their new science-fiction movie in Rhode Island

Robert Redford speaks at the premiere of ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Danny Moloshok / 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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