Rooney Mara And Co-Star Captivate In The Trailer For ‘A Ghost Story’

“You do what you can to make sure you’re still around after you’re gone”

When Rooney Mara’s character in A Ghost Story was a little girl, she wrote notes and hid them around her house. The purpose: “If I ever wanted to go back, there’d be a piece of me waiting.” This concept of leaving a piece of oneself behind is at the core of the movie. At least, we think. It’s hard to tell from the trailer.

Don’t let the title fool you, A Ghost Story is less thriller, more existential drama. After Mara’s husband (alleged sexual predator Casey Affleck) passes away, he turns into a ghost—white sheet and all—forced to watch from afar as life goes on without him. The synopsis gives us more of an idea of what we can expect from the movie. It explains: “Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.” Okay, so, maybe we're more confused than before.

Unfortunately, Affleck’s past wasn’t enough to stop him from winning an Oscar and it also, apparently, isn’t enough to stop him from starring in films. The concept for this particular one sounds out there, but it was regarded as a fan favorite during Sundance. If anything, it’s bound to entice.

Watch the full trailer above. A Ghost Story hits theaters July 7.