Los Angeles: Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will star reverse Julia Roberts in Netflix’s household drama “Depart the World Behind”.
As Deadline experiences, Hollywood legend Denzel Washington was earlier in talks for one of many lead roles within the venture, which was first introduced again in July 2020, however Ali will now play that position.
The movie relies on the novel of the identical identify by author Ruman Alam.
Robotic creator Sam Ismail is hooked up to direct and adapt the ebook.
Esmail has beforehand labored with Julia Roberts on the primary season of the Amazon Prime Video collection Homecoming.
“Depart the World Behind” follows two households, strangers to one another, who, pressured collectively on an extended weekend, go terribly mistaken.
Roberts will play the mom of a household that rents a home and Ali will play the proprietor of the home.
The story will discover themes of fatherhood, caste and sophistication.
The movie will probably be produced by Roberts by his Purple Om Movies banner and by Esmail and Chad Hamilton by Esmail Corp.
Alam will function govt producer.
Ali, who has received two Oscars for his performances in “Moonlight” and “Inexperienced E-book”, will subsequent be seen in Apple Studios’ movie “Swan Tune”.
He may even star within the Marvel Studios movie “Blade” directed by Bassam Tariq.