LOS ANGELES: Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will star reverse Julia Roberts within the Netflix household drama movie “Leave the World Behind”.
Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington was earlier in talks for one of many lead roles within the challenge, which was first introduced again in July 2020, however now Ali will play that half, reported Deadline.
The film is predicated on the novel of the identical identify by writer Rumaan Alam.
“Mr Robot” creator Sam Esmail hooked up to direct and adapt the e book.
Esmail has earlier labored with Julia Roberts on the primary season of Amazon Prime Video collection Homecoming.
“Leave the World Behind” follows two households, strangers to one another, who’re pressured collectively on an extended weekend gone terribly unsuitable.
Roberts will play the mom of the household that rents a home and Ali will painting the house owner.
The story will discover the themes of parenthood, race, and sophistication.
The movie will likely be produced by Roberts by her Red Om Films banner and Esmail and Chad Hamilton by Esmail Corp.
Alam will function an govt producer.
Ali, who has received two Oscars for his performances in “Moonlight” and “Green Book”, will subsequent function in Apple Studios movie “Swan Song”.
He may also star in Marvel Studios film “Blade”, to be directed by Bassam Tariq.