Zendaya & John David Washington’s Quarantine Film ‘Malcolm & Marie’ To Be Released Feb. 5
Zendaya and John David Washington’s Malcolm & Marie has been given a release date.
According to new reports, it will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 5.
A synopsis for the movie, via a release from the streaming platform, reads:
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.
It was previously reported that Netflix purchased the movie in a $30 million deal.
The entire movie was filmed in 15 days during the nationwide quarantine earlier this year.
Zendaya, who was working on the 2nd season of HBO’s Euphoria when the COVID-19 pandemic caused production to be canceled, had the idea to contact the show’s creator, Sam Levinson, to ask if he could write and direct a movie during quarantine. Within six days, Malcolm & Marie was born.
Sam Levinson said he needed an actor who could go toe-to-toe opposite the seasoned actress, and he kept hearing and seeing John David Washington, known for BlacKkKlansman and son of the iconic actor, Denzel Washington.
The film took place in Monterey, CA at Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House, nestled on 33 acres of land. After consulting with unions and health officials, impressively, the entire crew and cast quarantined took multiple COVID-19 tests and quarantined two weeks before filming. They worked together to film from June 17-July 2.
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