„The Autopsy of Jane Doe“ is the first feature film, the Norwegian director André Øvredal turned in English. Previously, he had his film Troll Hunter (2010) attracted attention. Its debut „The Autopsy of Jane Doe“ im September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the original cast Michael Sheen had to assume the role of the father. He needed to scheduling difficulties the project, however, again leave and was then replaced by Brian Cox
Tony Tilden (Brian Cox) and his son Austin (Emile Hirsch) both coroner and operate common in Virginia the undertakers Tilden Morgue & Crematorium. In a stormy Night get it at the last minute the body of a beautiful young woman nameless (Olwen Catherine Kelly) Sheriff Sheldon (Michael McElhatton) delivered, who found her body in a house with four other victims and needs until the morning results to their origin or cause of death. So Austin shifts the date with his girlfriend Emma (Ophelia Lovibond) a couple of hours and starts with his father the autopsy of Jane Doe, the dead the name like all Women receives unknown origin. The longer the investigation of two Men continues, However, the more puzzling are their results: Outwardly, the corpse no injuries, in its interior sees things quite differently from. She also has fallen into no rigor mortis. Strange phenomena occur suddenly in the basement of the funeral home and soon wissen Father and son no longer, whether they will leave their jobs ever again.