'White Noise': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach teams up with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig for his next Netflix production after the success of 'Marriage Story'

                            'White Noise': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver (Getty Images)

If you're a fan of the film 'Marriage Story', then you're in for some exciting news. Noah Baumbach, the director, writer and producer of the hit Netflix film is back, and he's collaborating with Adam Driver once again. In what looks like a follow-up to 'Marriage Story', 'White Noise' is based on the popular dark satirical book by the same name, written by Don DeLillo. The book deals with industrialization, our fear of death and acceptance that life is just as fragile as one would think it is.

Release date

There is no official announcement regarding the release date of 'White Noise'. Since the movie is a Netflix production, you can watch it on the same viewing platform. Watch this space for more updates. 


As per a production weekly listing shared on Twitter, 'White Noise' follows the life and marriage of Jack Gladney (Adam Driver) and his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig). The film sees the family torn as they face a catastrophe incident, where chemical waste threatens to destroy their town. The plot addresses our deep-rooted fear of dying and no matter how much Jack tries to push it away, it keeps resurfacing. 


The film synopsis reads: "A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, (Driver) a teacher of Hilter studies at a liberal arts college in middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette (Gerwig), bound by their love, fear of death and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand name consumerism. Then, a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident floats over their lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys - the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread." 

Adam Driver

Adam Driver attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Having graduated from Juilliard in New York where he studied drama in 2009, Driver has acted in a range of movies and sitcoms over the years, including broadway. His big break came when he was cast in Lena Dunham's 'Girls' in 2012, as her character's love interest. There on, he went on to star in movies such as 'This Is Where I Leave You' in 2014, Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' in 2016 and in his most recognizable role till date as Kylo Ren in the 'Star Wars' film saga. He's worked alongside Baumbach before in the highly-acclaimed 'Marriage Story' in 2019, which led to his Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, California (Getty Images)

An actress, playwright, screenwriter and director, Gerwig made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed 'Lady Bird' in 2017. Subsequently, she has written and starred in movies such as 'Damsels in Distress' in 2011, 'Jackie' in 2016, and '20th Century Women' in 2016.


Noah Baumbach 

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 3, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

A filmmaker, Baumbach has made movies such as 'Margot at the Wedding' (2007) and 'Greenberg' (2010) filmed in Los Angeles, with Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig. He was also the director and co-author, along with his lead star Greta Gerwig, of the successful art-house film 'Frances Ha' (2012). Baumbach was the writer, director and co-producer of Netflix's high acclaimed 'Marriage Story', featuring Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson.


There are no trailers available of 'White Noise' as of now. Watch this space for more updates. 

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