Netflix to Open the Oldest Film Festival in the World, ‘White Noise’ Lays Big Expectations for the Streamer

Netflix to Open the Oldest Film Festival in the World, ‘White Noise’ Lays Big Expectations for the Streamer

After the resounding success of the Academy Award-winning Marriage Story, it was only a matter of time until another masterpiece from Noah Baumbach. With a beautiful equilibrium of artistic and congenial, the audience and critics alike loved the film. Starring Adam Driver again, this time Baumbach is adapting Don DeLillo’s National Book Award holder novel White Noise for Netflix. In fact, the streaming giant has the honor of opening a very old and prestigious Film Festival with White Noise. Talk about high expectations!

Netflix’s White Noise to open Venice Film Festival

One of the most esteemed and the oldest film festival in the world, it is a great privilege to open the Venice Film Festival. Recently, Reuters uploaded a clip on Twitter that announced the lineup of the said event. Along with White Noise, the film festival will also showcase Netflix’s Blonde based on the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe, among other originals.

Luckily, Netflix’s complicated, on-again, off-again relationship with Cannes doesn’t affect its equation with the Venice Film Festival. The streaming giant will conquer Venice with no less than four prominent names. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Bardo as well as Nicolas Winding Refn’s mini-series Copenhagen Cowboy will join White Noise and Blonde.

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What is Noah Baumbach’s Netflix adaptation about?

Based on Don DeLillo’s 1985 postmodern book of the same name, White Noise is a satirical black comedy. Its dark yet hilarious synopsis is sure to entice you into watching the film.

“At once hilarious and horrifying, Don DeLillo’s White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempt to deal with the mundane conflicts of day-to-day life while grappling with the larger philosophical issues of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.”

An intriguing premise, it stars Adam driver as a professor of ‘Hitler Studies’ at a liberal arts school. The story follows Driver and his sarcastic fourth wife, played by Greta Gerwig as they navigate through life after a toxic chemical leak with six kids. Pictures from the production indicate that the film will retain the 1980s setting of the novel. According to his deal with Netflix, Baumbach will be exclusive with Netflix for several years going forward, with White Noise being the first. 

Are you as excited about the Netflix adaptation of White Noise as we are? We sure want to see Noah Baumbach and Adam Driver replicate the magic from Marriage Story. Let us know your thoughts.

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