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Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts are gearing up to re-unite for a thriller from Netlix. The pair previously collaborated on the award-winning 1993 film, The Pelican Brief, and have long said they wanted to work together again. Now they’re set to star in a film that is already causing a stir.
According to Deadline, Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts will reunite for a movie adapted from the upcoming novel by Rumaam Alam entitled Leave The World Behind. With Sam Esmail helming, this will also mark him and Julia Roberts reuniting, with the having previously worked on the Amazon TV show Homecoming.
The novel Leave The World Behind has been in high demand among studios. Netflix, Apple, MGM and other studios unleashed a massive bidding war to obtain the rights to the movie, but ultimately Netflix won out.
The amazing thing is that the novel hasn’t even been published yet. It will end up hitting bookstands this fall on October 6 under Ecco, a publishing imprint of HarperCollins. Still, from the sound of it, the premise of the novel is both exciting and prescient.
The story is about Amanda and Clay’s vacation with their teenage children in a remote part of Long Island. This reprieve becomes interrupted by Ruth and G.H., the owners of the holiday home Amanda and Clay are staying at, who tell them that there’s been a blackout in the city, cutting off internet, television and radio. When more unusual things begin happening, like sonic booms and strange animal migrations, the families begin to fall apart.
To a degree, Leave The World Behind sounds awfully familiar to It Comes At Night, another paranoid psychological thriller about a family in a secluded house that has to deal with whether or not to trust interlopers. Despite that, It Comes At Night had flaws that Leave The World Behind might overcome.
It can’t be said enough how smart it is to bring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts back together after such a long time. It really heightens the anticipation and gives this movie a bit of star power. Their chemistry in The Pelican Brief is now the stuff of legend, so I can only imagine they’ll be able to bring that back a second time.