Director and screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s latest project, ‘White Noise’ will be the opening night film of the 60th edition of cinema. new york film festivalthe organizers announced on Tuesday.
Taking place from September 30th to October 16th, the festival hosts the North American premieres of films.Its world premiere will be held on the 79th venice film festival end of this month.
Baumbach directed the film and adapted the screenplay from Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name. The novel won the American Book Award for Fiction that year and focuses on themes of American family life amid repetitive and overwhelming reminders of death.
The film follows a university professor and his family as they are forced to evacuate their home due to an industrial accident. From there, they must deal with the inevitable and unrelenting reminders of death as tales of sudden deaths, school evacuations, and toxic waste disasters fill the airwaves.
In “White Noise,” Adam Driver plays Jack Gladney, a “Hitler Studies” professor and father of four. Greta Gerwig plays Gladney’s wife Babette. Other cast members include Don Cheadle, Jodie Turner-Smith, Sam Nivola, and Raffey Cassidy.
This is Baumbach’s latest collaboration with his partner Gerwig. They co-wrote several films, including ‘Frances Ha’ (2012) and ‘Mistress America’ (2015) directed by him, and ‘Barbie’ directed by her and scheduled for release in 2023. I’m here.
Baumbach’s other credits include “The Squid and the Whale” and “Marriage Story”, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.
In a statement, Baumbach explained that he attended the New York Film Festival with his father as a child and then premiered his first film, Kicking and Screaming, there in 1995. After several years, ‘White Noise’ is his first work to open the festival.
Following the premiere, the film will be available to stream on Netflix in late 2022.