Director Noah Baumbach is an acclaimed, Oscar-nominated filmmaker thanks to his work on films like The Squid and the Whale and Netflix’s Marriage Story. Back in September, DiscussingFilm revealed that Netflix will reunite with the director for a new, untitled feature film. Now, as first reported by Deadline, it appears the film will be a feature adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Furthermore, Jodie Turner-Smith is in final talks to join the cast of the film.
If she lands the role, Turner-Smith will join the previously cast Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig in the ensemble. Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sam Nivola (Blackout), and May Nivola (The Pursuit of Love). The story is set in a midwestern college called The-College-on-the-Hill. The story follows a year in the life of professor Jack Gladney, who makes his name by pioneering in the field of Hitler studies. However, his personal life is also chaotic thanks to his five marriages to four women while currently housing a group of children and stepchildren.
Baumbach will write and direct the highly anticipated picture that will release on Netflix. Per the initial reports, the aim is to begin production in February 2021 with a planned 2022 release on the streaming service.
Following a groundbreaking performance alongside Daniel Kaluuya in Queen & Slim, Turner-Smith is an extremely in-demand actress these days. Recently, the versatile performer appeared alongside Michael B. Jordan in the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. Up next, she leads the cast for Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
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