Sundance Film Festival

Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and David Lowery keep some secrets with 'A Ghost Story'

Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and David Lowery keep some secrets with 'A Ghost Story'

Few people knew of the existence of David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” before it was announced late last year as part of the lineup for January’s Sundance Film Festival. It seemed unusual that the filmmaker’s follow-up to his big-budget Disney reboot “Pete’s Dragon” would be something so secretive and under the radar, even more unusual considering that it featured prominent stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.

The project reunites the trio from Lowery’s 2013 romantic drama “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” this time crafting a mournful consideration of love and loss. In the new film Mara and Affleck play a couple living together in a house and after he dies in a car crash she is left alone,...

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