Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is being adapted into a movie by the Russo Brothers to be streamed on Netflix and produced by the Obamas. For all the details on this highly anticipated movie adaptation, here’s what we know about the Exit West movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
From IMDB: “A young refugee couple from a war-torn country hear rumors that there are doors in the city they live that serve as portals to other destinations.”
Exist West was released in February 2017.
What format will it be? Will the Exit West adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
The people behind this project are about as A-list as you can get. Joe and Anthony Russo (of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame fame) production studio, AGBO production, is developing the project for Netflix. Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground Productions is also involved in the production.
Riz Ahmed, who is starring in the adaptation, is also executive producing. Yann Demange is set to direct the Exit West adaptation.
What’s the status of the Exit West adaptation?
As of February 2021, the adaptation is currently in pre-production, so it’s ramping up to start filming soon.
Who’s in the cast?
Riz Ahmed is set to star in the movie.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Currently unknown, but given that it’s in pre-production right now (which means filming will start soon), a 2021 release date is possible. If that doesn’t happen, then 2022 is very likely.
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Exit West Movie Development Timeline
February 27, 2017 Exit West (novel) is released.
March 5, 2020 Russo Brothers’ AGBO Partners With Obamas’ Higher Ground & Netflix On ‘Exit West’, Riz Ahmed Attached