Netflix has released the first trailer for Mahershala Ali-starring apocalyptic film, Leave The World Behind.
The film follows two parents (played by Roberts and Hawke) who take their kids on a weekend trip before the world faces an unprecedented disaster.
Mahershala Ali’s character appears at the rental home with his daughter, claiming to be the home’s owner and revealing that there’s been a massive cyber attack on the country.
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According to People, the upcoming thriller is directed by Sam Esmail, best known for Mr. Robot.
The film also has a star-studded behind-the-camera team, including Higher Ground Productions–the production company of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Leave the World Behind is the production studio’s first fictional film.
Esmail revealed that he was intimidated by the former President when he offered script notes.
“In the original drafts of the script, I definitely pushed things a lot farther than they were in the film, and President Obama, having the experience he does have, was able to ground me a little bit on how things might unfold in reality… I am writing what I think is fiction, for the most part, I’m trying to keep it as true to life as possible, but I’m exaggerating and dramatizing. And to hear an ex-president say you’re off by a few details … I thought I was off by a lot!”
“He had a lot notes about the characters and the empathy we would have for them. I have to say he is a big movie-lover, and he wasn’t just giving notes about things that were from his background. He was giving notes as a fan of the book, and he wanted to see a really good film.”
Mahershala Ali’s latest feature will release in select theaters on November 22 and head to Netflix on December 8.