Watch Zendaya and John David Washington in First “Malcolm & Marie” Trailer

Zendaya and John David Washington in “Malcolm & Marie”

Zendaya and John David Washington are two of Hollywood’s shiniest young stars right now, and it turns out they can shine just as bright by each other’s side. The first trailer for their Netflix original Malcolm & Marie is here, and it’s a perfect showcase of their acting talents.

This intriguing romance drama centers on a pair of star-crossed lovers forced to face unexpected revelations about their relationships after returning home from a celebratory movie premiere.

Malcolm & Marie reunites Zendaya with the Euphoria showrunner Sam Levinson, who wrote the script during the COVID-19 lockdown and filmed it under safety protocols with a small cast and crew. Several major studios expressed interest in the project, but Netflix managed to outbid them all and acquired distribution rights for $30 million.

“We felt privileged to be able to make this film together and we did so with a lot of love. We are all thrilled that it has ended up with Netflix which is unparalleled in allowing filmmakers the freedom to tell their stories that reach audiences all over the world,” said Levinson in an official statement.

Before premiering on Netflix on February 5th, Malcolm & Marie will be shown in selected theaters later this month.