Netflix has released the full trailer for its upcoming film “White Noise,” starring Greta Gerwig, Jodie Turner-Smith, Don Cheadle, and an unrecognizable Adam Driver. In the clip, which arrived on Nov. 22, Driver plays an ’80s professor whose life quickly spirals out of control when a train wreck causes an “airborne toxic event.” Gerwig and Driver’s characters then have to move to protect their blended family, all while shaking off their own fear of death.
“White Noise” is directed by Gerwig’s partner, Noah Baumbach, who also directed Driver in 2019’s “Marriage Story” and 2014’s “While We’re Young.” “White Noise” is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Don DeLillo, which won the National Book Award. According to Netflix, Baumbach revisited the novel during the pandemic and realized how timely its message still is.
“White Noise” also marks Gerwig’s return to acting. She last appeared as a voice-over actor in 2018’s “Isle of Dogs,” but used her break to pursue directorial work, including 2017’s “Lady Bird,” 2019’s “Little Women,” and the upcoming “Barbie” movie. Gerwig previously acted in Baumbach’s movies “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,” which they wrote together.
Driver was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” and this movie is already building considerable award buzz for the actor. Read on for everything we know about “White Noise,” including the cast, plot, release date, and brand-new trailer.