Leave the World Behind: Julia Robert’s Apocalyptic Thriller Gets A Release Date!


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Get Rumaan Alan’s novel star-studded adaptation’s release date, cast, plot and much more.

Have you ever wondered what a technological apocalypse can human face? If, no. Then, I have the answer and the answer is cyber blackout. It could also be robots taking over us and enslaving us. But, here we keep our freedom but face the impending disaster bravely. Switch to Julia’s Rom-Com here Ticket to Paradise Release Date: George Clooney and Julia Roberts’s Upcoming Rom-Com Film.

Rumaan Alam’s hit novel about a family vacation on Long Island that is interrupted by two strangers delivering news of a mystery blackout is adapted for the screen in the movie starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, and Myha’la Herrold.  This apocalyptic thriller is all set to hit the silver screens on 22 November 2023. In this article, I will be your voyage guide and together we will explore all the info about the cast, plot, trailer and release date of Leave the World Behind.

What is the Release Date of Leave The World Behind?

Leave The World Behind will be released on 22 November 2023 on big screens across the United States in selected theatres. The film will be available for streaming on Netflix on 8 December 2023. Leave The World Behind also premiered at the AFI Fest on 25 October 2023. This was its first world premiere.

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Where to Watch Leave The World Behind?

Leave The World Behind will be available on Netflix on 8 December 2023. The film will premiere on Netflix after two weeks or so of its theatrical release. The movie will only be available for certain regions on Netflix.

If you are planning to watch the movie in theatres, then make sure whether it is released there or not as Leave The World Behind will be released in selected theatres only on 22 November 2023 in the US. George Clooney and Julia Roberts Reveal Why They Never Took Things to ‘A Different Level’.

Are There Any Teaser Or Trailer Of Leave The World Behind?

The official trailer of Leave The World Behind was released on 25 October 2023. You can watch the Official Trailer of Leave The World Behind here. Leave the World Behind is scheduled to release on 22 November 2023 on selected big screens across the US. The film Leave The World Behind will stream on Netflix on 8 December 2023.  

What is the Plot and Storyline of Leave The World Behind?

For the weekend, Amanda, her husband Clay, and their children Archie and Rose rent an opulent house. Their trip is shortly interrupted when G.H. and his daughter Ruth, two strangers. They show up in the middle of the night. They are fleeing a mysterious cyberattack and are staying in the house they claim is theirs.

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The two families must deal with an impending catastrophe that is getting scarier by every passing second and forces everyone to accept their roles in a world that is collapsing. The two families as they fight for survival amid an inexplicable blackout. Only one thing’s for sure: There is no going back to normal. 

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The Cast Of Leave The World Behind

Leave The World Behind has an amazing cast. The trailer showed seasoned actress Julia Roberts in the role of Amanda Sandford.  The cast of Leave The World Behind is listed below.

  • Julia Roberts as Amanda Sandford.
  • Ethan Hawke as Clay Sandford.  They have rented a luxurious house on an island for a family getaway.
  • Mahershala Ali as G.H. Scott. He claims to be the owner of the house. 
  • Myha’la as Ruth Scott. G.H.‘s daughter, also seeks refuge in the house.
  • Farrah Mackenzie as Rose Sandford.
  • Charlie Evans as Archie Sandford. These are the babies of the power couple.

There are other characters as well but the information about their role is not very clear from the trailer. We have to wait for the movie to hit the screens to get more detailed updates about the casting and characters.

Behind The Scenes of Leave The World Behind

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Leave The World Behind is directed by Sam Ismail. Julia Roberts is one of the producers of the movie. The screenplay of the film Leave The World Behind is by Sam Ismail as well. Former US President Barack Obama and first lady  Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground has produced the film Leave the World Behind.

Obama had previously declared that this Rumaan’s novel is his favorite.  Leave the World Behind had its world premiere as the opening film of the AFI Fest on October 25, 2023, with the cast unable to attend due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Explore Netflix’s Teen Scream Collection: Enter If You Dare! And find the scariest movies fit for teenage (or adult) hearts.


There’s no going back to normal as a massive cyberattack begins taking a horrifying toll on the world. With this very theme Leave The World Behind paints  the apocalyptic canvas with hues of modernity and estrangement. The film is based on the bestselling 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam, who also serves as executive producer of the film. Let’s wait for the premiere of Leave The World Behind and you can watch it on Netflix on 8 December 2023.

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