Zendaya fans are beyond excited about her new film with John David Washington, Malcolm & Marie. The actress shared an image from the production and Twitter absolutely exploded. Sam Levinson, of Euphoria fame, is reunited with his star for the movie. Deadline reported the details earlier and indicated that the feature will “echo Netflix’s Marriage Story, while resonating a number of social themes that the world is experiencing right now." It seems that the entire thing has come together over the course of the coronavirus lockdown. The actress has helped bankroll the project herself. Zendaya has brought some famous friends along to help bring the project to fruition as well. Scott Mescudi, Kid Cudi to Hip-Hop fans out there, is also listed as one of the funders.
Malcolm & Marie was filmed over the stretch from June 17th to July 2nd. The Caterpillar House in Caramel, California played host and ended up being completely compliant with the Writer’s Guild, Director’s Guild, and Screen Actor’s Guild. With COVID-19 still a massive cancer for the cast and crew, there were increased safety protocols in place for the production. Planning has been in place for a while though, and it would seem as though things went through without too much trouble. Levinson was asked to complete the script quickly, and he reportedly had the work done in just six days. This is a completely unique situation as the scale on display with this production is not feasible for large-scale blockbusters.
So the girls have found out about Malcolm & Marie 😍.July 8, 2020
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I have a lot to say, and I don’t know how to get it out, or even process these last 8 weeks but I’ll try. I’m so grateful for this show. For the beautiful family I’ve gained from it, for the self discovery and purpose I’ve found in it, and the people that we’ve been able to connect with and speak to through it. We spent months, hard months, pouring ourselves into something we love, and it was an honor to have done so beside so many insanely talented, extraordinary people. From my brilliant cast mates, H&MU, Costume Design, Cinematographers, ADs, Producers, the whole crew, each of you have inspired me and pushed me to be better everyday. Sam, thank you for trusting me with the most honest parts of yourself and bringing Rue into my life, for both of you, I’m forever grateful. Alright I could do this forever. But you get the idea, I’m thankful for a lot. And also for all of you out there for receiving our work with an open heart. Can’t wait to do it all again! With all this being said, the finale episode 8 tonight💙
When do you think we’ll get to see the film? Let us know down in the comments!
"Malcolm & Marie"— zendaya stealing hearts since 1996 (@notfarfromdaya) July 9, 2020
"60s kind of movie"
"they shooted it while pandemic" "Zendaya called Sam and asked for him to make a movie" pic.twitter.com/m99nur1pvR
Has done a great job
Can we talk about how zendaya is a great role model for this generation 🙌♥️ pic.twitter.com/tsmA2lWekW— Kyng Hall (@Kynghall323) July 9, 2020
Zendaya. That’s the tweet pic.twitter.com/yXOWytyMXn— ɪɴsᴏmɴɪᴀᴄ x ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇ #BLM (@KIDSoCharming_) July 9, 2020
zendaya in suits: an overdone but necessary thread pic.twitter.com/I4kqnvaZkQ— claire (@RUEFENTY) July 9, 2020
Hopefully one day!
and when Zendaya becomes an academy award winner my irls will finally see. pic.twitter.com/E3fFXG57IS— Julia (@tomhollwho) July 8, 2020
A lot of good stuff coming up
#Zendaya and John David Washington literally filmed a movie during the pandemic, they better be given an Oscar!!!! and Javicia leslie is going to be the first black bisexual woman playing #Batwoman when are the release dates, I’m ready now! pic.twitter.com/t4uBbTmV7m— Tiredof2020 (@Tiredof_2020) July 8, 2020
academy award winner zendaya and john david washington when pic.twitter.com/7JjdiCJ5d8— viki (@filmsdyke) July 9, 2020