The Venice International Film Festival is coming back to Italy later this month and its opening film finally got its first trailer! Netflix shared a short teaser for Noah Baumbach’s black comedy White Noise, starring Oscar nominees Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig.
According to Netflix’s official logline, White Noise is “at once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic” tale of “a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.”
White Noise draws inspiration from Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name published in 1985. The trailer opens with Jack and Babette Gladney, an American couple played by Driver and Gerwig, sitting in their car with their four children. Together with the rest of the people stuck in traffic, they get to witness “the airborne toxic event” that’s set to change the course of their lives.
In addition to the leading duo, White Noise also stars Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Lars Eidinger, Andre Benjamin, and Jodie Turner-Smith. It will open at the 79th Venice Film Festival on August 31 and have a limited release in theaters before heading to Netflix later this year.