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Acclaimed Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail writes and directs Leave the World Behind for Netflix
Leave the World Behind is an upcoming American psychological thriller produced by Higher Ground Productions for a Netflix distribution. The production company Higher Ground was founded by Barack and Michelle Obama. The film is written and directed by Sam Esmail, the creator and director of the critically acclaimed series Mr. Robot, and is based on Rumaan Alam’s book of the same title.
Multi-award-winning actor Julia Roberts stars as Amanda. Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali plays opposite her as George G.H. Washington. They are joined by Hollywood staple Ethan Hawke as Clay, and Myha’la Herrold as Ruth Washington. The cast also includes Farrah Mckenzie, Charlie Evans, and Kevin Bacon.