Denzel Washington & Julia Roberts to Star in Netflix ‘Leave the World Behind’


Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts have been cast to star in the film adaptation of novel Rumaan Alam “Leave the World Behind.”

Netflix will distribute the film with Sam Esmail attached as the director and writer of the script.

Washington and Roberts are producing through her production company Red Om Films with Esmail and Chad Hamilton under Esmail Corp.

You can read the premise of the film below:

“Leave the World Behind” is a story about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. Roberts will play the mother of the family that rents a house and Washington will portray the homeowner.

The story explores the complexities of parenthood, race, and class — along with how our closest bonds are reshaped in moments of crisis. “Leave the World Behind” will be published by Ecco this October.

Source: Variety