Noah Baumbach Sticking With Netflix For Long Haul, ‘White Noise’ Adaptation Is Next Film

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig to Star

After Marriage Story earned loads of awards, and the solid response to The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach is sticking with Netflix. The streamer has announced that Baumbach has struck an exclusive deal with them to write and direct films “for the next several years.”

The first of those films is already in the works, too. Titled White Noise, the adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel was revealed as Baumbach’s next film earlier this month, with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig starring. The story follows a Hitler studies professor his fourth wife, and their four children. Always bound by their love an fear of death, the couple meet it head-on after an industrial event unleashes a toxic black cloud over their lives.

“When I started in the film industry I dreamed of having a home,” said Baumbach. “It took me about 25 years but it was worth the wait. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making movies with Ted and Scott and everyone at Netflix, who are wonderful collaborators and friends and family.”

That sounds like someone sticking around for the long haul, and why wouldn’t he? Baumbach’s films aren’t the type to make a lot of money at the box office, but they’re going to win awards and draw viewers for Netflix. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing other streaming networks lock up talent to exclusive long-term deals.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.