After two and a half months of pre-production in Barcelona and Toronto, Buried director Rodrigo Cortés is officially back behind the camera with his psychological horror Red Lights. Toby Jones (The Rite, Harry Potter), Joely Richardson (Event Horizon, “Nip/Tick”) and Leonardo Sbaraglia round out the cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, and Elizabeth Olsen.
As translated and cleaned up from the press release: In the film two paranormal fraud investigators, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson (Weaver) and her young assistant Tom Buckley (Murphy), study the diverse phenomena of metaphysics with the intention to demonstrate its fraudulent origin. Simon Silver (De Niro), a legendary psychic, perhaps the most famous gifted of all time, returns after thirty years of mysterious absence to become the world’s greatest challenger to orthodox science and professional skeptics. Tom begins to develop a dense obsession to silver, whose magnetism is enhanced dangerously with each new manifestation of inexplicable dark phenomena.