“Do not advance the action according to a plan.”
Netflix today revealed the teaser trailer for Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film White Noise, starring Academy Award nominees Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Don Cheadle.
Based on the classic and seemingly unfilmable 1985 novel by Don DeLillo, White Noise is set in a bucolic midwestern suburb town called Blacksmith at a college known only as The-College-on-the-Hill, and follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney (Driver), a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies (though he has not taken German lessons until this year). He has been married five times to four women and rears a brood of children and stepchildren (Heinrich, Denise, Steffie, Wilder) with his current wife, Babette (Gerwig).
An academic satire, the teaser echoes the novel’s montages of tones, styles, and voices that have the effect of yoking together terror and wild humor as the essential tone of contemporary America in the 1980s age of rampant consumerism, media saturation, novelty academic intellectualism, underground conspiracies, the disintegration and reintegration of the family, human-made disasters, and the potentially regenerative nature of violence.
The film also stars Jodie Turner-Smith, Alessandro Nivola and Raffey Cassidy and features a score by four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, production design by two-time Oscar nominee Jess Gonchor. White Noise is produced by Baumbach, David Hayman and Uri Singer.
White Noise will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and is the opening night film of the New York Film Festival. Netflix will release the film in select theaters and on the streamer this fall. Here is the first teaser.