‘Leave the World Behind’ Cast & Character Guide

The Obama-produced Netflix thriller comes from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail

"Leave the World Behind" on Netflix
"Leave the World Behind" (Netflix)

“Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming” creator Sam Esmail is back with another paranoid thriller, but this time, he’s translating those instincts into a pulse-pounding feature film, “Leave the World Behind.” Based on Rumaan Alam’s 2020 National Book Award finalist of the same name, the Netflix adaptation unites an ensemble of A-list award winners and young up-and-comers, pitting them against each other in suspicion when a cyberattack leaves them stranded in a blackout with no answers.

Julia Roberts leads as Amanda Sanford, a city woman in need of a getaway, who books a rental home for her family to “leave the world behind” for the weekend. But in the midst of their stay, two strangers show up at the door with news of a blackout — strangers who also say they own the home the Sanfords are staying in.

Produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, the pulse-pounding thriller is now streaming on Netflix. Here’s who plays who in the film.


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