Netflix purchases rights to film starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts

Netflix bought the rights to a movie based on an upcoming novel starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts.

The featured actors starred in “The Pelican Brief” and decided to get together to do “Leave the World Behind”… a film based on an upcoming novel written by Ruman Alam.

Netflix made an offer that surpassed those of its rivals to win the release of the movie “Leave the World Behind”. This action is part of its objective to extend the reach of its platform globally!


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Why is Netflix so interested in this movie?

One thing is certain, the purchase of the rights by Netflix for such a large sum is not only due to the fact that the actors in the spotlight are Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. To add to the questioning this is a film released before the novel scheduled for October 2020.

What is so interesting and exciting that there is so much excitement? The answer may be found in the premises of Rumaan Alam's novel:


Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island awaiting a vacation: a quiet respite from New York life, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the city. luxurious house they rented for the week. But a knock in the middle of the night breaks the spell. Ruth and GH are an older couple - it's their house and they arrived in panic. They bring the news that a sudden power cut has swept through the city. But in this rural area - with television and internet now cut, and no cell phone service - it's hard to know what to believe.

Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple - and vice versa? What happened in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a really safe place for their families? And are they safe from each other?


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