Following the success of his Oscar nominated – and winning film – Marriage Story, acclaimed director Noah Baumbach is renewing his working relationship with streaming platform, Netflix. Baumbach has just signed a multi-year deal with the entertainment giant, bringing the award-winning director on board to exclusively write and direct a series of films. His first project? An upcoming film starring his partner Greta Gerwig and Marriage Story star, Adam Driver, in leading roles.
The film in question is an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s iconic American novel White Noise. The 1985 book follows a year in the life of main character and narrator, Jack Gladney, (who will likely be portrayed by Driver), whose family and the rest of his small Midwestern town is evacuated after an industrial accident. Gerwig will presumably play his wife, Babette Gladney, marking her return to acting following the success of her writer-director effort on the adaptation of Little Women.
“When I started in the film industry I dreamed of having a home. It took me about 25 years but it was worth the wait, Baumbach shared in a statement. "I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making movies with [Netflix CEO] Ted [Sarandos] and [film chief] Scott [Stuber] and everyone at Netflix, who are wonderful collaborators and friends and family."
White Noise will mark Baumbach's third film in collaboration with Netflix; their partnership beginning with the 2017 comedy drama, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson.
“Noah tells authentic and universal human stories. I’m equally honoured and excited to be able to collaborate on a third project with Noah, to have Netflix be a home to more of his projects and continue to have him do what he does best — make really great movies,” Stuber said.
While the details of Baumach's collaboration with Gerwig and Driver are still limited, we'll be sure to keep you informed of any news to come.