Noah Baumbach’s black comedy “White Noise” with a cast that includes his cast Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver and Judy Turner Smith are set to open the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
White Noise, which will have its world premiere in competition in Venice on August 31, is the first time the festival has opened with a Netflix original.
Baumbach’s Don DeLillo adaptation follows the style of Jack (played by Driver), a professor who has made a name for himself by teaching Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Central America. With his fourth wife Babbitt (portrayed by Gerwig) and their children, they attempt to navigate the usual rocky corridors of family life. But their existence is tested and disrupted when an “airborne toxic event” forces them to face the threat of death together.
Additional White Noise cast includes Don Cheadle, Ravi Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Andre L. Benjamin and Lars Edinger.
Bombach was last on Lido with the song “Wedding Story,”” Also a Netflix original, shown at the festival in 2019.
White Noise is expected to lead a solid slate of Netflix titles released from Lido, including Andrew Dominik Marilyn Monroe’s drama “Blonde,” starring Bond girl Ana de Armas (“No Time to Die”) as a Hollywood icon.
It is very likely that other Netflix films related to Lido include “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” by Alejandro J. and the modern Roman Javras tragedy “Athena”, co-written by the French director “The World Is Yours” with “Les Miserables” filmmaker Ludge Ley.
Venice has in recent releases become a unique launching pad for those hoping to win an Oscar from Netflix due to the Cannes Film Festival It requires competition titles to receive a French theatrical release followed by a 15-month wait before the film is released on the streaming service.
Director Alberto Barbera said in a statement: “It is a great honor to open the 79th Venice Film Festival with ‘White Noise’.
“It was worth waiting to make sure the movie is out so I’m happy to announce this,” added Barbera, who usually announces the opening of the Venice film soon.
Barbera praised Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name as “an original, ambitious and compelling piece of art that juggles scale on multiple records: dramatic, satirical, satirical.”
“The result is a film that examines our obsessions, doubts, and fears as captured in the ’80s, but with very clear references to contemporary reality,” Barbera added.
“It’s really great to be back at the Venice Film Festival, and an incredible honor to have White Noise as our opening night film,” Baumbach said.
He continued, “This is a place that loves cinema so much, and it is a great pleasure and privilege to join the great films and filmmakers that have been shown for the first time here.”
“White Noise” was adapted for the screen and directed by Baumbach, who produced alongside David Heyman and Uri Singer.
As previously revealed diverse, Studios and broadcast screens in the US are set to descend on the festival in full force. Warner Bros. will launch. steamy Psychological thriller “Don’t worry baby”, which is Second Output Voltage Olivia Wilde sTar Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.
Lido focus features will be with Todd Field “Tár, who brings together the director of “In the Bedroom” with Cate Blanchett The fictional Lydia Tarr, one of the world’s greatest conductors and the first conductor of a German grand orchestra. Blanchett is a regular member of Venice and has chaired the main jury for the festival in 2020.
Amazon-owned MGM will be in Venice starring “Bones and All” directed by Luca Guadagnino Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell as cannibal lovers on a road trip across America in the 1980s.
Among the new titles now understood to be booked into Lido’s dock is Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees Of Inisherin,” the Irish director’s follow-up to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This Searchlight Pictures movie focuses on the dynamics of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island and unites McDonagh with “In Bruges” stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell.
Darren Aronofsky’s “Whale,” an adaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about an obese person, played by Brendan Fraser, now appears to have secured the Lido dock.
The 75th edition of the rifle will run from August 31 to September 10, and the line-up will be announced on July 26.