Netflix, the world’s leading streaming service, is thrilled to release an exclusive trailer for the highly anticipated film “Leave the World Behind,” directed by Sam Esmail. The film is set to kick off the 37th AFI Film Festival next month and is slated for a global streaming debut on Netflix on December 8th.
“Leave the World Behind” is an adaptation of the acclaimed 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam and is helmed by Sam Esmail, the creative genius behind the hit series “Mr. Robot.” The movie has generated significant buzz, with reports indicating that it underwent test screenings featuring four different endings. Starring a stellar cast, including Mahershala Ali, Kevin Bacon, Ethan Hawke, and Julia Roberts, this enigmatic thriller promises to captivate audiences with its suspenseful narrative.
Official Synopsis via Netflix: An idyllic Airbnb family vacation on Long Island takes a chilling turn when two strangers arrive, bearing news of a mysterious blackout. As the threat looms larger, both families must grapple with their own existence in a world teetering on the brink of collapse, making life-altering decisions to secure their survival.
While the anticipation for “Leave the World Behind” runs high, some critics have raised questions about the film’s festival strategy. Notably absent from prestigious fall festivals like Venice, Telluride, and TIFF, the movie has chosen to debut at the AFI Film Festival. Additionally, early test screening reactions have yielded mixed responses, sparking intrigue and debate among cinephiles.
With its enigmatic plot and stellar ensemble cast, “Leave the World Behind” is poised to be a cinematic event that challenges conventional storytelling and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. As we eagerly await its arrival on Netflix this December, the trailer provides a tantalizing glimpse into what promises to be a thought-provoking and gripping viewing experience.