One of the first feature films to be shot since the COVID-19 shutdowns has been announced, and no one knew about it until production had already been completed. The secret movie, titled “Malcolm & Marie,” stars Zendaya and John David Washington. “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson is the filmmaker behind the project, which was shot between June 17th -July 2nd at a secluded house in Carmel, CA.
Details about “Malcolm & Marie” are under wraps for now, but it is rumored to share themes with Netflix’s “Marriage Story,” Deadline reports. Levinson penned the screenplay in 6 days after Zendaya expressed interest in filming a movie during quarantine. “Tenet” actor John David Washington later joined the project.
Many steps had to be taken in order for production to comply with COVID-19 protocols. Gear was sanitized religiously, and COVID-19 tests were administered on the daily. Cast and crew lived together on the property, wore masks, and practiced social distancing throughout the duration of shooting.
Zendaya shared the first look at “Malcolm & Marie” via her Twitter post below.