Former US president Barack Obama sent “a lot of [script] notes” to Sam Esmail, the director of the forthcoming disaster film Leave the World Behind.
“He had a lot notes about the characters and the empathy we would have for them,” the director recalled.
Starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali and Ethan Hawke, it will mark the first fiction film to come from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions company.
“I have to say he is a big movie lover, and he wasn’t just giving notes about things that were from his background.
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