Mahershala Ali, Myha’la face a cyberattack in ‘Leave the World Behind’ trailer

The upcoming psychological drama, based on the bestselling 2020 novel of the same name, hits theaters and Netflix later this year.

Get ready for a new kind of thriller. Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali and Myha’la star in the latest psychological drama from Netflix, “Leave the World Behind,” which follows two families as they face an unprecedented challenge.

TheGrio previously reported that the film also stars Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke, who play a married couple renting a luxury home for a getaway weekend with their children. All seems well until G.H. (Ali) and his daughter, Ruth (Myha’la), unexpectedly show up at the house, which they claim is theirs, seeking shelter amid a mysterious cyber attack.

The Netflix apocalyptic thriller “Leave The World Behind” features (from left) Myha’la and Mahershala Ali among its cast. (Photo: Netflix)

Based on the bestselling 2020 Rumaan Alam novel of the same name, “Leave The World Behind” follows the two families, its synopsis reads, as they “reckon with a looming disaster that grows more terrifying by the minute, forcing everyone to come to terms with their places in a collapsing world.”

“We need to get them out of here,” the character played by Myha’la — who viewers may remember from HBO’s “Industry” and the 2022 film, “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” — warns her father in its latest tension-filled trailer. Check out the clip, set to “Oh Baby” by LCD Soundsystem, below:

“Leave The World Behind” is produced by Esmail Corp and Red Om Films, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

Opening up about script notes he received from the former president, Sam Esmail, the film’s writer and director, recently told Vanity Fair: “President Obama, having the experience he does have, was able to ground me a little bit on how things might unfold in reality.”

“Leave the World Behind” has its world premiere at AFI Fest this month before being released in select theaters in November and on Friday, Dec. 8 on Netflix.

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