“This is not a love story, it is a story about love,” reads the advance of Malcolm and Marie, the film starring Zendaya that premieres on February 5 on Netflix.
The black and white film is directed by Sam Levinson, who was in charge of the series Euphoria, and John David Washington also works there. Also, it was recorded during June, when California relaxed recording restrictions. According Vogue, the team never exceeded 12 people.
Very much in the style of Story of a marriage, Malcolm and Marie is a deeply romantic drama where a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home after attending a movie premiere party that he believes will be a great success with critics and audiences.
However, revelations about their relationship emerge that test the solidity of their love and suddenly the night changes completely.
In accordance with Variety, both Zendaya and Washington are executive producers on the film.
Last September, Zendaya made Emmys history by becoming the youngest winner for Best Leading Actress in the drama series category. Washington, for its part, acted in Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film that was released in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.