Leave the World Behind: Oscar-winning performers Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali star in the adaptation of the acclaimed Rumann Alam novel, Leave the World Behind. Scheduled to arrive in late 2023, there’s already something to look forward to on Netflix for the Holiday season.
The film is conceived by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Esmail has written the screenplay and directed the movie itself, which was a very hot item back in 2020 in a bidding war that Netflix won against other streaming services and MGM.
The film will be produced by Roberts through her Red Om Films banner and Esmail and Chad Hamilton through Esmail Corp. Alam will exec produce, with Red Om’s Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill also be involved in a producing capacity.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Leave the World Behind:
What’s the Netflix release date for Leave the World Behind?
Thanks to Netflix announcing its 2023 film slate, we can confirm that Leave the World Behind will be released on Netflix worldwide on Friday, December 8th, 2023.
What’s the plot of Leave the World Behind?
As mentioned above, the movie will be based on Rumaan Alam’s novel of the same name which was published in October 2020. The book was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Awards and listed as one of Barack Obama’s Summer Favorites. It has been named The Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR, Time, Esquire, and Elle among others.
What’s the production status of Leave the World Behind?
Official Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 30/01/2023)
Filming for Leave the World Behind began on April 8th, 2022, and ended on August 8th, 2022.
Filming took place in Long Island, New York, and Katonah, New York
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