Eastwood’s Hereafter weaves three different stories: there’s a reluctant Bay Area psychic, a London youngster grieving the death of his twin brother and a French journalist who was caught up in a tsunami, killed by the raging water and then revived after a strange, spectral experience.
Speaking about the project, Eastwood stated:
“It’s a spiritual story but there are no real religious connotations to it. The [major religions] are kind of unsatisfying to the kid in our story because he’s looking for something that can answer his questions. He wants a straight answer and he can’t seem to find anything from people who turn out to be either psychics looking for a fast buck or people just talking β¦ you don’t really see movies like this these days that have a spiritual aspect or a romantic aspect. And it is romantic. These days you have a lot of movies about people jumping on each other in the sack but we don’t have that. This is more about attraction.”
Then addressing Matt Damon’s character:
“I like the (Damon) character β he has this knack but he can’t stand it. He’s reticent and he doesn’t want to connect with the dead and he can’t connect with the living.”
Film stars Cecile De France, Matt Damon, Peter Morgan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Kind, Jennifer Lewis, Mylene Jampanoi, Jay Moyer and Steve Schirripa.