Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington star in the Netflix movie based on the book Leave the World Behind , The Hollywood Reporter reports . It is the first time the actors have appeared in a movie together since The Pelican Brief from 1993.
Sam Esmail, known for the drama series Mr. Robot , will write and direct the film adaptation of the forthcoming book by Rumaan Alam. The title and release date of the movie are still unknown.
The story of Leave the World Behind revolves around a couple who vacation with their children in a rented house. When the owners return unexpectedly because all power and communication in the city has failed, the two families experience tensions about race, class and education.
Washington won Oscars for his lead role in the 2001 crime thriller Training Day and for his supporting role in 1989’s G lory . Roberts won the major American film award for her lead role in the 2000 film biography Erin Brockovich .