The success of the upcoming novel ‘That Kind of Mother’ by Rumaan Alam has forced the film studios to fight for the rights to film the book-based movie. Predictably enough, the streaming service Netflix won the battle with the amount of about one hundred million dollars. The new novel Leave the World Behind tells the story of a married couple with two children who rent a house in the provinces during their vacation. But at this time, a global energy catastrophe occurs, there is no light, television, Internet. The owners of the house are returning from the city. Class and racial divisions begin to emerge between the two families.
Sam Esmail will write the screenplay based on the novel. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington will play the main roles in the film. This is their first collaboration since 1993.