Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts to team up on screen after 27 years

Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Leave The World Behind, 27, years, reunite, screen, Hollywood

They last starred together in 1991's 'The Pelican Brief'.


Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 4:05 PM

Hollywood stars Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts are coming together on screen for the first time in 27 years.

The two Oscar-winning actors will be uniting in the film Leave The World Behind, which is based on Rumaan Alam's upcoming novel. Netflix has acquired feature film rights to the novel, leading to what is believed is a blockbuster payday for the two stars, reports

Sam Esmail, whose credits include Mr. Robot and Homecoming, is set to direct from his adapted script.

Leave The World Behind is about two families, who are forced to stay together on a long weekend that has gone wrong. Roberts will play the mother of the family that rents a house and Washington will portray the homeowner.

The story explores the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Alam's novel will be out in October.

Washington and Roberts previously co-starred in Alan J. Pakula's 1993 legal thriller, The Pelican Brief, which was based on novelist John Grisham's bestseller.

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