People.com Entertainment Movies Zendaya Secretly Filmed a Movie with John David Washington amid Coronavirus Lockdown Zendaya secretly filmed Malcolm & Marie, a film from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, that shot quietly amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Associate Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 9, 2020 11:17 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Zendaya. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images The cat's out of the bag. According to a report from Deadline, Zendaya secretly filmed a brand new movie from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, titled Malcolm & Marie, that shot quietly amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Also starring John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman), the publication reports that the upcoming project has already finished production. Filming took place between June 17 and July 2 at the Caterpillar House, an environmentally conscious ranch in California. All filming was reportedly done with various acting and directing guilds' guidelines and coronavirus safety protocols in place. While the flick's plot continues to remain under wraps, Deadline reports that the movie has some echoes of Netflix’s Marriage Story, while resonating a number of social themes that the world is experiencing. Zendaya on Finding Her 'Worth' After Disney Channel Fame: 'I Knew That I Had More to Offer' Shortly after news of the production broke, Zendaya, 23, shared a steamy still from the film to her social media accounts, captioning the posts with the movie's title. The black and white shot features Washington, 35, in an unbuttoned white shirt with his tie undone as Zendaya, 23, leans over him with their lips mere inches apart. The rush to make the film reportedly began shortly after Levinson was informed that Euphoria's second season was shutting down production in mid-March due to the pandemic. According to the report, Zendaya phoned the director to see if he could write and direct a movie during the shutdown, and within six days he had the general structure of the film ready to go. RELATED VIDEO: 'Spider-Man' Star Zendaya Reveals Why She's Afraid to Do Interviews on Camera: 'My Face Freezes!' Levinson and his wife Ashley, who he works with regularly as his production partner, agreed to bankroll the project during the initial planning and production phases, along with his producer Kevin Turen and the film's two leads. The cast and crew wore masks and practiced social distancing while they filmed, also abiding by strict hygiene standards as the crew was given extra time to sanitize the sets. The actors also provided their own costumes and all of the catered food that's normally available on film sets had to be individually wrapped, allowing for less person-to-person contact. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.