Netflix has dropped the much-anticipated teaser for “Leave the World Behind,” a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller directed by Sam Esmail, known for his work on “Mr. Robot.” Based on Rumaan Alam’s 2020 novel of the same name, the film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Kevin Bacon. The teaser promises an intense and suspenseful cinematic experience.
The teaser opens with Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke portraying Amanda and Clay, a married couple, who extend hospitality to G.H. (Mahershala Ali) and his daughter, Ruth (Myha’la Herrold). Their peaceful evening takes a chilling turn when G.H. cryptically remarks, “In my line of work you have to understand the patterns that govern the world.” Soon after, a television report reveals a massive cyberattack on the United States, setting an eerie backdrop for the unfolding events.
The teaser offers a glimpse of unsettling occurrences as the world around them begins to crumble, leaving viewers with a sense of impending doom. The film’s official synopsis adds, “A family’s vacation is upended when two strangers arrive at night, seeking refuge from a cyberattack that grows more terrifying by the minute, forcing everyone to come to terms with their places in a collapsing world.”
An interesting note about the film is that former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama serve as executive producers, adding to the anticipation surrounding the project.
Fan reactions to the teaser have been overwhelmingly positive, with viewers expressing their excitement for the film’s release. Comments poured in on social media, with fans lauding the film’s impressive cast and the director’s track record. Many are eager to see this suspenseful tale unfold on the screen, especially considering its intriguing source material.
“Leave the World Behind” is set to make its world premiere as the opening film of AFI Fest on October 25. Following that, it will hit select theaters on November 22 and then be available for streaming on Netflix starting December 8. As the buzz continues to build, fans and cinephiles alike can hardly wait to witness the unfolding drama and mystery in this highly-anticipated thriller.
Sources By Agencies