Leave the World Behind is based on the Rumaan Alam novel of the same name. The adaptation is written and directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and executive produced by Alam, Barack and Michelle Obama, Tonia Davis, Daniel M. Stillman and Nick Krishnamurthy.
Leave the World Behind stars Julia Roberts (who also produced the film), Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold, and Kevin Bacon. The film will mark Roberts’ first project since Ticket to Paradise (2022), a romantic comedy co-starring George Clooney.
Leave the World Behind follows Amanda (Roberts) and Clay (Ethan Hawke), a couple whose vacation with their children (Charlie Evans, Farrah Mackenzie) is interrupted by an impending apocalypse.
Leave the World Behind premieres Dec. 8 on Netflix.