Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will star reverse Julia Roberts within the Netflix household drama Go away the World Behind. Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington was earlier in talks for one of many lead roles within the undertaking, which was first introduced again in July 2020, however now Ali will play that half, reported Deadline.
The film relies on the novel of the identical identify by creator Rumaan Alam. Mr Robotic creator Sam Esmail is connected to direct and adapt the ebook. Esmail has earlier labored with Julia Roberts on the primary season of the Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming.
Go away 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 shall be produced by Roberts by way of her Purple Om Movies banner and Esmail and Chad Hamilton by way of Esmail Corp. Alam will function an government producer.
He may even star in Marvel Studios movie Blade, to be directed by Bassam Tariq.