Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam is set to become a Netflix movie, starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. For all the details, here’s what we know about the on the Leave the World Behind Adaption:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
From Deadline: Leave the World Behind “centers on a middle-class white family embarking on a getaway to a remote rental in Long Island. While getting some rest and relaxation, things take a weird turn when the wealthy Black owners of the rental, Ruth and George (also known as “G.H.”), return late one night to inform Amanda and Clay that there has been a sudden blackout that has swept New York, resulting in no cell service or internet connection.
Unsure what to believe, Amanda and Clay are forced into a tense living situation with a stranger couple while panicked about what is actually occurring in the outside world. ”
Leave the World Behind will be published in October 2020, and has been one of the buzziest books of the Fall 2020 slate of releases.
What format will it be? Will the Leave the World Behind adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie, to be streamed on Netflix.
Who’s behind it?
Netflix is developing the movie adaptation of Leave the World Behind, to be streamed on their platform. Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot and Homecoming) will direct the movie.
What’s the status of the Leave the World Behind adaptation?
The adaptation is currently in active development, with the most recent news about casting being announced in January 2022. A lot of big names and major pieces of this project have already been assembled, including the director, A-list actors and a streaming platform.
Who’s in the cast?
Julia Roberts and Denzel Washinton will star in the movie, guaranteeing that it will be a splashy release. In January 2022, Ethan Hawke and others were added to the cast as well, indicating that the project is likely moving forward.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Leave the World Behind Netflix Movie Development Timeline
July 20, 2020 Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Leave the World Behind’
October 2, 2020 ‘Leave the World Behind’ Author Rumaan Alam on Timely New Novel and Netflix Adaptation
October 6, 2020 Leave the World Behind (novel) is released.
January 18, 2022 Ethan Hawke, ‘Industry’s Myha’la Herrold & Others Join Julia Roberts In Netflix’s ‘Leave The World Behind’