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'Z for Zachariah': EW preview

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Parisa Taghizadeh

STARRING Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine

DIRECTED BY Craig Zobel

NOT YET RATED

RELEASE DATE August TBD

At what point does the postapocalypse become prehistory, cycling past Revelation back around to Genesis? Margot Robbie plays a young survivor living on the family farm after a nuclear exclamation point punctuates the rest of humanity’s sentence. Her life is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of two men (Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine), and she becomes something of an Eve with two Adams. The small cast and crew made the film in such bucolic seclusion—on location on a farm in New Zealand—that for all they knew, the end of days had actually occurred. “We felt like we were in this bubble,” says Robbie. “We had no phone reception, and you felt really, really cut off from the outside world. It was bizarre but so perfect for the film.”