Noah Baumbach, director of Marriage Story, is set to adapt Don DeLillo’s acclaimed 1985 novel White Noise. Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver, who have previously collaborated with Baumbach on Frances Ha and The Meyerowitz Stories, are set to star in the adaptation. The film is being produced by Netflix and shooting is set to wrap in June.
White Noise, which is hailed as a classic of postmodern literature, tells the story of Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler studies, and his wife Babette as they navigate family life with four “ultramodern” children set amongst the eighties’ culture of consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an “airborne toxic event,” a lethal black cloud hangs over their lives. The lethal cloud is a more visible and urgent version of the “white noise” that engulfs the Gladneys radio transmissions and appliances.
Don DeLillo’s works have never successfully been adapted to the screen before. However, with Netflix backing the project and the collaboration of Baumbach, Gerwig, and Driver, the project is sure to be a hit! Looking forward to more details to come about this exciting adaptation!