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Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington to Star in Netflix Thriller 'Leave The World Behind'



Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington are teaming up again for the Netflix thriller, ‘Leave The World Behind’.

After a tough bidding war, Netflix had won the rights to Leave the World Behind, an upcoming novel by Rumaan Alam.

Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail will write and direct the film. Both Roberts and Washington will be producers.

The novel is set to be published this fall. The plot:

“A family goes out to a remote corner of Long Island for a vacation. Unexpectedly, the owners of the rental return one night. They say a sudden blackout has swept through the city. The vacationing couple don’t know what to believe. The TV, internet, and cell service are down and the two families are forced into a tense living situation. The book will explore themes dealing with race, class, and parenthood.”

Per Variety, Roberts will play the mother of the family that rents the house and Washington will portray the homeowner.


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Tags: black celebrities, books / authors, casting / auditions, denzel washington, film - in development, julia roberts, mr. robot (usa), netflix
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