Several movies are about the hit both big and small screens in the next few months. From movie musical adaptations to movie adaptations of video games, there’s a lot in store for everyone. For example, Zendaya’s new and upcoming film, Malcolm & Marie, that was filmed in secret during COVID-19.
Here are all the details on the Up-Coming Netflix film:
The Plot and Production
The new movie has a whiff of the romantic drama Marriage Story (2019), starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Malcolm & Marie will follow the lives of a filmmaker, Malcolm, and his girlfriend, Marie. The movie will kick off with Malcolm heading home after the movie premiers of one of his movies. Despite the confidence in what will most likely be a huge financial success, the evening will start to get rocky. New revelations about Malcolm and Marie’s relationship come to light and will test just how strong their relationship is.
However, unlike Marriage Story (2019), Malcolm & Marie was filmed on a black and white 35-millimeter film. Not only did the movie break stereotypes by filming with a black and white film, but it was also completely produced during the quarantine. Don’t worry, the movie’s cast and the crew were sure to follow strict safety rules and measures throughout production. Additionally, Malcolm & Marie was shot at Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House, an eco-friendly place in Carmel, Calif. The whole film was shot from June 17 to July 2, 2020.
The Cast and Director
The entire screenplay of the film was written in only six days by the director Sam Levinson. Levinson is also known for creating Euphoria (2019), a hit show on HBO also starring one of the main actors in Malcolm & Marie. There hasn’t been any information on whether or not there will actually be any other actors involved besides the main protagonists. However, the main stars of the movie are confirmed to be Zendaya and John David Washington.
At only 24 years old, Zendaya Coleman, better known as Zendaya, has already been a household name for more than a few years. Zendaya started off her career on the small screens with Disney Chanel’s show, Shake it Up. She played half of the main duo as Rocky Blue at only 14 years old. Since then she’s been in several popular projects like the hit TV Series Euphoria (2019), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), and Smallfoot (2018). She even returned to Disney as the lead in another show named K.C. Undercover (2015) and is set to star in another upcoming movie, Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet.
On the other hand, John David Washington is a 36-year-old actor more known for his roles in several drama and action movies. His earliest movie role is a cameo in a movie starring his father Denzel Washington, Malcolm X (1992). After that, Washington ended up heading to the football field and spent five years playing professional football. However, after tearing his Achilles tendon, he started his journey towards the big screens. Since then he’s starred in several movies like Monsters and Men (2018), Ballers (2015), BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Tenet (2020).
Where and When to Stream
Netflix announced early on in November that Malcolm & Marie will be released on February 5, 2021. Streamers can watch it on the Netflix app or browser on all devices.