Starring Zendaya and John David Washington, Malcom & Marie looks to be a powerful cinematic experience (albeit one to watch at home). This trailer gives the impression that Sam Levinson’s film will be a well acted and visually strong drama which might get some awards heat in the coming months. Zendaya and Washington are strong actors and I get the feeling that they’re going to deliver big-time with Malcolm & Marie.
Conceived, written and filmed during lockdown, Malcom & Marie was picked-up for distribution by Netflix for $30 million. The film arrives on the streaming service on 5 February 2021.
Writer/Director 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.