Netflix has released the first trailer for White noisean apocalyptic black comedy from director Noam Baumbach based on Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name.
Adam Driver (Annette) stars as Jack Gladney, a fictional College-on-the-Hill professor of Hitler Studies who, along with his wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and four children, must evacuate following a cataclysmic train crash. who dumps chemical waste on their peaceful hometown.
Don Cheadle (Rwandan hotels), André “3000” Benjamin and Jodie-Turner-Smith (Queen and Slim) join the cast as Jack’s quirky college colleagues at College-on-the-Hill, while Sam Nivola, May Nivola and Raffey Cassidy (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) stars as her children Heinrich, Steffie and Denise.
White noise is Baumbach’s first adaptation of a pre-existing work. DeLillo’s novel is an insightful, clever, and darkly hilarious exploration of the absurdities of America’s postmodern obsession, capitalism, and technology.
White noise will premiere August 31 at the 79th Venice International Film Festival before opening at this year’s New York Film Festival on September 30. The film will screen in select theaters and stream on Netflix later this year.