New ‘Leave the World Behind’ Trailer: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali & Ethan Hawke Face Apocalyptic Cyber Attack


Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for upcoming apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind, starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, and Kevin Bacon.

Based on the 2020 novel by Rumaan Alam, the film tells of Amanda (Roberts) and Clay (Hawke), who book a lavish getaway for their family. However, their tranquil vacation takes a harrowing turn when two strangers, G.H. (Ali) and Ruth (Myha’la), suddenly appear in the dead of night, claiming the rental house is actually theirs. Amidst a chaotic cyber attack, both families confront the unsettling reality of a world on the brink of collapse.

The film is directed and scripted by Sam Esmail, recognised for creating critically acclaimed series Mr. Robot and Homecoming, the latter of which had Roberts starring in its first season. This is Esmail’s second venture into feature film after his 2014 work, Comet.

Leave the World Behind streams on Netflix starting December 8th. Prior to its digital release, the movie will hit select cinemas in the U.S. on November 22nd for a limited theatrical run.