The full trailer debut for the upcoming Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind, starring Mahershala Ali, shows the stakes of what he and other cast members, including Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke, are up against as the world crumbles around them.
Written and directed by Sam Esmail and based on the National Book Award-nominated novel by Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind follows two groups of families as they realize technology is setting the world on a course for ruin. The families will have to come to terms with what their lives will be like as the world’s systems collapse.
According to the official description:
In this apocalyptic thriller from award-winning writer and director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Amanda (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts) and her husband Clay (Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke), rent a luxurious home for the weekend with their kids, Archie (Charlie Evans) and Rose (Farrah Mackenzie). Their vacation is soon upended when two strangers G.H. (Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali) and his daughter Ruth (Myha’la) arrive in the night, bearing news of a mysterious cyberattack and seeking refuge in the house they claim is theirs. The two families reckon with a looming disaster that grows more terrifying by the minute, forcing everyone to come to terms with their places in a collapsing world.
The film is executive produced by the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, and also produced by Esmail Corp and Red Om Films.
This new trailer follows a teaser trailer release earlier this summer.