Mahershala Ali joins Julia Roberts in Netflix movie Depart the World Behind

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Oscar winner Mahershala Ali shall be seen alongside Julia Roberts within the Netflix household drama Depart the World Behind. Hollywood legends Denzel Washington was beforehand in talks As for one of many lead roles within the venture, which was first introduced again in July 2020, however Ali will now play that function, Deadline reported.

The movie is predicated on the novel of the identical title by author Ruman Alam. Mr Robotic creator Sam Esmail is connected to direct and adapt the ebook. Esmail beforehand labored with Julia Roberts on the primary season of Amazon Prime Video Sequence Homecoming.

Depart the World Behind follows two households, strangers to one another, who’re pressured collectively on a protracted weekend gone terribly flawed.

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 shall be produced by Roberts by way of his Purple Om Movies banner and Esmail and Chad Hamilton by way of Esmail Corp. Alam will function an govt producer.

Ali, who has gained two Oscars for his efficiency in Moonlight and Inexperienced Guide, will subsequent seem within the Apple Studios movie Swan Track.

he may even star in marvel studios film blade, to be directed by Basam Tariq.