Ethan Hawke and Myha’la Herrold are set to join the cast of the upcoming Netflix thriller Leave the World Behind, according to a recent report from Deadline.
Hawke and Herrold will join a cast that already includes Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali in the film directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The film will adapt Rumaan Alam’s novel Leave the World Behind, with Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Charlie Evans also on board the Netflix project.
The film will tell the story of two families who are strangers to one another, who are forced to partake in a long weekend together where things go awry. According to the report, Hawke will play Julia Roberts’ husband, while Herrold will play the role of Mahershala Ali’s daughter. Armstrong and Evans will play the children of Roberts and Hawke.
For Hawke, this marks the next big project in a year that looks to be very busy for the popular actor. Hawke will star in Marvel Studios’ upcoming series Moon Knight, and will also be a part of Robert Eggers’ highly anticipated next film The Northman, as well as appearing in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2, which is also set to release on Netflix. Herrold broke out in her role on HBO’s Industry, and will also appear in the upcoming A24 slasher film Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.