Mahershala Ali signed to play with Hollywood icon Julia Roberts Here Robots the thriller from creator Sam Esmail, Leave the world behind. Roberts and Esmail produce the film for Netflix. Based on Rumaan Alam’s famous novel of the same name 2020, Leave the world behind deals with issues of race, parenting, and paranoia. Before Mahershala Ali came on board, Denzel Washington watched the role, but he had to drop out for unknown reasons. Along with Leave the world behind at the moment in the script stage not much is known about the plot of the film, but you can check out the synopsis of the novel below.
Amanda and Clay are expecting a vacation on a far corner of Long Island: a quiet relief from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they have for rent a week.But a late night knock on the door breaks the spell.Ruth and GH are an elderly black couple — it’s their house, and they panicked. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has overwhelmed the city. But in this rural space — with television and the Internet now down, and no cell phone service — it’s hard to know what to believe. “
That is an interesting premise, without a doubt. Mahershala Ali is set to play GH during Julia Roberts will play Amanda. Other casting announcements will be made soon. Although Leave the world Behind has no release date as of now, production is expected to begin later this year. Ali will be heavily involved in his passion project, Blade, which will start filming in July 2022. In the Leave the world behind Being a low profile thriller should not take too much time for one of the leads.
Leave the world behind was published in October 2020 and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The novel made it to many “best books of the year” lists by the end of 2020. It was also among the Barack Obama summer favorites. Moreover, interested parties were willing to spend large sums of money to acquire the film adaptation rights Leave the world behind, even before the novel was published. After a hard fought bidding war between big movie studios and streaming services, it was Netflix who left with the rights.
Sam Esmail quickly came on board to write and direct the film. He also produced the film with Chad Hamilton on the Esmail Corp banner. Esmail is behind some unique and very exciting TV shows like Here Robots in the Homecoming. Email is currently involved in more than a dozen projects, however Leave the world behind is expected to be his next directorial venture. As for Mahershala Ali, he will next be seen on Apple TV + Sci-Fi Swan Song by Irish director Benjamin Cleary. The two-time Oscar winner also brings fan-favorite Antihero Blade to MCU. Bassam Tariq (eng.Mogul Mowgli) will be direct Blade from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Supervisor). Blade, niece Fantastic four, is part of Marvel’s Phase 5 slate, and both are likely to be released in 2024. This news is coming out to us Deadline.