Zendaya (Euphoria, Spider-Man: Far from Home) and John David Washington (Tenet, BlacKkKlansman) star in the upcoming Netflix drama Malcolm & Marie.
The streaming giant has dropped the official trailer for the film, which follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend and the evening that unfolds when the couple return home from the premiere of his latest film. While awaiting the critical response, things take a turn as revelations about their relationship come to the surface.
The film reunites Zendaya with Euphoria creator/writer/director/executive producer Sam Levinson, here making his third feature as director following 2011 dramedy Another Happy Day and 2018 dark comedy Assassination Nation.
With gorgeous black and white cinematography from DOP Marcell Rév (Euphoria, Assassination Nation), it’s certainly a stylish-looking affair. While there’s no doubt that a feature Calvin Klein commercial with these two leads can work as lengthy eye candy, let’s also hope Levinson’s narrative gives the talented leads some juicy stuff to work with. Looking forward to it.
Malcolm & Marie will be streaming on Netflix and hits select U.S. cinemas on February 5th.
Official synopsis for Malcolm & Marie:
Sam Levinson teams up with Zendaya and John David Washington for an achingly romantic drama in which a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what’s sure to be imminent critical and financial success. The evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their relationships begin to surface, testing the strength of their love.
Working with cinematographer Marcell Rev, Levinson creates a film of rare originality; an ode to the great Hollywood romances as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium’s future.