Writer / director Sam Levinson has joined Zendaya to play Malcolm & Marie during a pandemic.
Netflix has released the first Malcolm & Marie trailer. The film stars Zendaya and John David Washington as a couple exploring their past relationships. Euphoria writer / director Sam Levinson joins Zendaya and Washington for a painfully romantic drama, which was filmed in secret during the ongoing public health crisis. In collaboration with cinematographer Marcell Rev, Levinson created a film of rare originality; an ode to the great Hollywood novels, as well as a sincere expression of faith in the future of the medium.
Malcolm & Marie meet filmmaker Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya Coleman) upon their return home from the premiere of a memorial film, awaiting what will be imminent financial and critical success. The night suddenly changes as revelations about their relationships begin to surface, testing the strength of their love. The trailer gets tense at times as the couple attempt to navigate their relationship with a new expression from Sam Levinson. There are already rumors of an Oscar nomination by Zendaya, thanks to her emotional performance in the film.
When asked how to take on the role in Malcolm & Marie, Zendaya Coleman revealed that she wanted to get back to work. “It’s basically kind of a birth in the quarantine conversations Sam [Levinson] and I had about wanting to create something safe,” she said in a recent interview. “I really wanted to be creative and I hadn’t worked for a long time, at least that year. The last thing I did was Euphoria, and I went a year without really playing. I really missed it. what I liked. ” Levinson and Zendaya they were also able to work on two special episodes of Euphoria during the pandemic, which are currently airing on HBO Max.
Zendaya went on to say that Sam Levinson had more than a few ideas on how they could get away with filming Malcolm & Marie safely. One of those ideas was to make the film at Zendaya’s. “We could shoot my house and see if we can find anything. But it became something a little more special than that … One day he called me with this beautiful idea of these two people in a house, a relationship. … Like a play. “Everything went well and they were able to make the film in secret, with little to no interaction with the outside world.
Malcolm & Marie will begin streaming exclusively on Netflix from February 5th. It was written and directed by Sam Levinson, with Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Levinson, Zendaya, and John David Washington as producers. The film is produced by Will Greenfield, Aaron L. Gilbert, Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer and Scott Mescudi, also known as Kid Cudi. You can see the first Malcolm & Marie trailer above, thanks to the official Netflix channel on YouTube.
Zendaya & John David Washington’s Romance Blooms in Netflix’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’ Trailer
Zendaya returns to the big screen – this time in black and white – as John David Washington’s lover in “Malcolm & Marie,” scheduled for February 5 on Netflix.
“Malcolm & Marie” stars Washington as filmmaker and Zendaya as girlfriend, and focuses on the couple’s conversations about their past relationships.
Netflix is planning an Oscar campaign for the film, which was purchased for $ 30 million during the virtual Toronto International Film Festival.
The film was one of the first to be written and filmed during the pandemic. The production team took great care to keep the assembly in compliance with COVID-19 protocols and to gain approval from Hollywood unions.
The photo marks another collaboration between Zendaya and “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson, who has been a writer, producer and director of the HBO series. Zendaya and Washington are executive producers, as are rapper Kid Cudi and Yariv Milchan.
In September, Zendaya made Emmy history by becoming the youngest recipient of Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series category. Washington recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film “Tenet” and in Spike Lee’s Oscar nominated film “BlacKkKlansman” in 2018.
“Malcolm & Marie” was also produced by Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson for Little Lamb Productions.
Sam Levinson said at the time of the sale, “I am very grateful to this cast and to the team, many of whom are my ‘Euphoria’ family, for coming together during such an uncertain time. We felt privileged to be able to make this film together and we did it with a lot of love. We’re all excited to be done with Netflix, which is unprecedented in giving filmmakers the freedom to tell their stories that reach audiences around the world. ”