Two of Hollywood's biggest names are getting back on the big screen together, 27 years after their '90s hit.
Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington have both signed up for Netflix's newest thriller/drama. The upcoming project, titled 'Leave the World Behind', is based on a novel which is due for release later this year.
According to Deadline, Rumaan Alam's new book is a dystopian reality whereby two families — the Roberts and the Washingtons — find themselves sharing a remote holiday home during a citywide blackout leaving all communication devices out of service. Animals start to act strangely and with no way of finding out what has happened, everyone naturally begins to freak out. Sounds like an interesting (if all too real in 2020) watch.
Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington haven't been on-screen together for 27 years since the 1993 legal thriller 'The Pelican Brief', but the pair have both previously expressed wanting to work together once again. Their '90s hit grossed nearly $200 million worldwide.
'Leave the World Behind' will also see another reteam for Roberts, as her Amazon Prime 'Homecoming' series showrunner Sam Esmail will direct the upcoming flick. Esmail has been famed for creating 'Mr. Robot' starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, so this Netflix project looks to be in very capable hands.
Netflix managed to outbid Apple and MGM for this new thriller, and will be surely be a welcome inclusion to their ever-expanding library. Chris Hemsworth's 'Extraction' recently topped their list of most-viewed titles ever.
In terms of other upcoming projects over at the streaming service, they recently announced Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans will be starring in 'The Gray Man', the Russo brothers’ next action movie.