Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach making a film together sounds like a pretty dreamy combination to us, so luckily the new trailer for comedy White Noise as dropped overnight. The film is slated to premiere on Netflix much like Baumbach’s Marriage Story and will have its theatrical debut at next month’s New York Film Festival.
What is in the new trailer for White Noise?
Now that the trailer has released, we have more of an idea of the plot of the film than earlier. White Noise is about a family whose life is upending when a train carrying nuclear waste crashes, releasing toxic fumes into the air and becoming a threat to local residents and life. An adaptation of the 1985 novel by Don DeLillo, the movie is likely set in the same period as the book, judging solely off of the wardrobe choices seen in the trailer.
Our central protagonist is Jack (Driver), a professor of Hitler Studies, followed by wife Babette (Gerwig) and his four children from both his current marriage and Jack’s five – yes, FIVE – previous marriages. Once the waste is released into the town, a black cloud forms across the region and residents must evacuate. Here, we see themes of death, panic and selflessness explored by Baumbach. You can watch the trailer for White Noise below.
Alongside Driver and Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy, Andre 3000, Jodie Turner-Smith and Alessandro Nivola also feature in the film. Off-screen, Baumbach not only directs but produces and wrote the screenplay for the film, with David Heyman and Uri Singer also producing with the director once again.
When does White Noise release in Australia?
While this all sounds very exciting and has us on the edge of our seats for some more screen time with Daddy Driver, sadly a release date for the film beyond the New York Film Festival screening is yet to be announced by Netflix. We are manifesting a 2022 release, as is the rumour circulating in film circles.