Directed by Noah Baumbach
A brand new teaser trailer for Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach’s new movie, White Noise, was released just a week before the opening premiere of the 79th Venice Film Festival on 31 August. The new trailer has us seeing Marriage Story star Adam Driver reunite with Baumbach to play Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler Studies at a liberal arts college.
Throughout the story, we’ll see him and his family interrogated after a “toxic airborne event” near his home that led to the breakup of his family and his fear into an obsession with death. As the trailer reveals, the couple and their families will face an absurd normality in this strangely perfect and horribly wrong world. The upcoming movie will be an adaptation of the 1985 satirical novel of the same name by Don DeLillo.
This novel earned DeLillo the National Fiction Book Award, and its win earned him wide recognition as a writer. The novel carries with it many themes surrounding death and consumerism, all presented in a style uniquely DeLillo. Along with Driver, Greta Gerwig stars as Babette, Gladney’s wife, and is incredibly afraid of the concept of death. Gerwig is no stranger to working with Driver and Baumbach, as they previously worked together on the director’s 2012 film Frances Ha. Baumbach and Gerwig most recently worked together as co-writers on the movie Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
As for Driver, his latest projects include Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel in 2021 and House of Gucci and Michael Mann’s Ferrari, which started shooting in Italy last week, features some notable films, including the lead role of Enzo Ferrari. In addition to directing White Noise, Baumbach will write and produce the film alongside David Heyman and Uri Singer. Joining Driver and Gerwig in the White Noise cast are names such as Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Edinger. White Noise will be screened as the opening film at the 79th Venice Film Festival on August 31 and will have a wider screening on Netflix this year.