The description teases that Malcolm & Marie is an “achingly romantic drama in which a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what’s sure to be imminent critical and financial success. The evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their relationships begin to surface, testing the strength of their love.
” Malcolm & Marie arrives on Netflix on Friday, February 5, 2021. The streaming platform announced the news on Twitter. The Sam Levinson-helmed film is “an ode to the great Hollywood romances as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium’s future,” according to a synopsis from Netflix. Netflix bought it for $30 million. The streaming giant purchased the film in a major sale out of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It trumped other interested platforms like HBO and Amazon.