by the FilmGordon Staff
One of the first films shot during the middle of the pandemic, we finally get our first look at the film, Malcolm & Marie.
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 an 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.
Malcolm & Marie is a last-minute addition to Netflix’s robust Oscar slate for the 2020-2021 awards season. The streaming giant picked up the black-and-white drama in September in a deal reportedly worth $30 million. The streamer is campaigning for Zendaya for Best Actress, but she’ll face tough competition from fellow Netflix contenders such as Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman and Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Malcolm & Marie will begin streaming on February 5 on Netflix. Watch the trailer and images, below.