Netflix is ramping up the release of the Sam Levinson movie Malcolm and Marie. Sam Levinson wrote and directed the movie, whose idea birthed on March 16, when his TV series on HBO was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sam received a call from Zendaya if he could write and direct a movie during the quarantine. Six days later, Malcolm and Marie were born. The movie was the first movie in the US, filmed during the quarantine with strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols with lawyers and doctors present to ensure compliance with the protocols. The prompt release of the movie will put both actors in the race for the Academy Awards. The producers bankrolled the production costs for the movie; Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Tenet actor, Washington and Euphoria actress, Zendaya. Netflix outbid competitors such as HBO, A24, and Searchlight Pictures, to get the movie’s rights for a sum of $30 million.
Malcolm and Marie Release Date: When will it air?
As earlier mentioned, the movie was developed in March 16, filming started on June 17 and ended on July 2, at Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House in Carmel, California. Post-production work has since been completed, and Netflix has set the release date for the movie as February 5, 2021.
Malcolm & Marie — a cinematic ode to the great Hollywood romances from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson starring Zendaya & John David Washington — will premiere February 5, 2021 on Netflix!— Netflix (@netflix) November 18, 2020
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Malcolm and Marie Plot: What will Happen?
Information about the movie is kept under lock; the official plot of the romantic drama goes thus:
A movie director and his girlfriend’s relationship is tested after they return home after his latest movie premiered, while waiting for critics feedback, conversations veered off to both of them, and revelations which may rock their relationship are exposed.
The movie has been likened to Netflix’s Marriage Story, while others compared it to Edward Albee’s, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The black and white movie also includes influences of the current world situation in the storyline.
Malcolm and Marie Cast: Who will be in?
The cast information is tightly being kept; however, the cast information we can lay hands on presently is:
- Zendaya playing the role of Marie
- John David Washington starring as Malcolm
Malcolm and Marie Trailer: When can we watch it?
The movie’s trailer has been released, and you can get a sneak peek into what happens in the period drama.
What are your expectations for the upcoming movie? Must watch or pass?