The latest post-apocalyptic film, “Leaving the World Behind,” brings together big names like Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon. Directed by Sam Esmail, known for his work on “Mr. Robot” and his affinity for themes like cybersecurity, this thriller is highly anticipated.
The film will follow Netflix’s strategy of a dual release, hitting theaters on November 22nd and the streaming platform on December 8th. This distribution tactic has been successfully used for other films, including “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” “Marriage Story,” and “The Irishman.”
The official synopsis of “Leaving the World Behind” reveals that “a family’s vacation is disrupted when two strangers arrive at night, seeking refuge from a cyberattack that becomes increasingly terrifying with each passing minute, forcing everyone to find their place in a collapsing world.” It’s an intriguing premise, to say the least.
Based on a book by Rumaan Alam, the film has received praise from reputable publications like the New York Times and USA Today. However, for those who want to experience the story without any prior knowledge, be cautious when browsing the web as spoilers abound.
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