Marie and Malcolm: Zendaya and John Washington

Nisha Rathod
Nisha Rathod

Marie and Malcolm is according to the writer Sam Levinson ” an ode to the great Hollywood romances as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium’s future”. Zendaya and John Washington are the exceptional actors starring in the movie. This itself tells us that the movie is going to be one of a kind.

Zendaya, last seen in Euphoria whose writer Sam Levinson is also the writer for this movie. John David Washington was recently seen in the movie Tenet. The movie filming and writing concluded during the quarantine. Sam Levinson produced the script in 6 days. Sam Levinson produced the script of the movie in just 6 day.

Plot of Marie and Malcolm


The makers have kept us guessing about the secret plot. In Toronto International Film Festival, they gave a sneak peek of 20 mins. So the conclusion from this clip is that the movie is a romactic tragedy drama film. Washington plays the role of a filmmaker who is waiting for the imminent success of his movie premire with his girlfriend Zendaya. The evening takes a turn for the worse and their relationship goes through a turbulent sea. Revealations about their relationships come up and puts them on a trial in life.

Shooting of Marie and Malcolm during the pandemic


Caterpillar House in Caramel, California held the shooting for 2 weeks. A black and white 35mm film serviced the shooting. For the whole duration of 2 weeks, they stuck to local Covid 19 safety protocols. The entire cast and crew quarantined for 2 weeks, prior and after the shooting. Yet the actors did the dressing and mic-ing on their own. A chef quarantined along with them. Additionally food was individually wrapped and served to avoid minimal contact.

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Release Date of Marie and Malcolm


Netflix bought the distribution rights for this movie for 30 million dollars. The movie releases on Feb 5, 2021. The streaming platform plans to arrange an Oscar campaign on its behalf.

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