South by Southwest is bringing a little Life to this year’s film festival.
Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller will make its world premiere as the closing film at the SXSW Film Festival, it was announced Wednesday. Life will air at the Zach Theatre on March 18 and tell the tale of a scientific expedition gone wrong aboard the International Space Station.
“I’m so honored that Life has been chosen as the closing film at South by Southwest,” Espinosa said in a statement. “The people that flock to Austin each year are some of the most engaged and passionate fans of film out there and are the perfect audience to introduce our visceral sci-fi thriller. I hope that, with Life, we find new ways to entertain them, terrify them, and thrill them.”
Life is slated to hit theaters on March 24, and the ensemble cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya.
Last month, SWSW unveiled its full film slate, including screenings of Free Fire, Baby Driver, and The Big Sick. The festival will run March 10-19.