Sam Esmail, the acclaimed director of the hit series “Mr. Robot,” brings his signature suspense to the small screen with the upcoming Netflix film Leave the World Behind. Premiering this Friday, the film promises a chilling and thought-provoking experience, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats.
The story follows a family on a seemingly idyllic vacation to a secluded rental home. However, their peaceful escape is shattered when a mysterious blackout strikes, plunging the world into darkness. As anxieties rise and communications are cut off, two strangers unexpectedly arrive at their door.
The film features an all-star cast, headlined by the Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts, known for her iconic roles in Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich. Alongside her is Mahershala Ali, the critically acclaimed actor who has captivated audiences in projects like “True Detective” and “Moonlight.” The film also stars Ethan Hawke, known for his captivating performances in films like The Black Phone, which is getting a sequel, and the Sinister franchise.
The families are forced to confront the unknown together and face difficult choices. They must grapple with their own fears and anxieties. Leave the World Behind delves into the depths of human nature and explores the lengths we will go to protect ourselves and our loved ones in the face of uncertainty.
With its suspenseful atmosphere, gripping narrative, and talented cast, it is a must-watch for fans of the thriller genre. It promises to be a thought-provoking and unsettling film that will leave a lasting impression on viewers.
Mark your calendars for this Friday, December 8, and prepare to be transported into a world of fear and suspense with Leave the World Behind, streaming on Netflix.