It was announced today that Noah Baumbach’s White Noise is set to open the 79th Venice Film Festival, and the first photo from the film has been released. The film stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig and was directed and written by Baumbach.
The film is an adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo and is described as a film that “dramatizes 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.”
The film will open the 79th Venice Film Festival on August 31 at the Palazzo del Cinema. Other cast members include Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Edinger.
Baumbach and Driver previously worked together on the Academy Award-nominated Marriage Story, with Gerwig, Driver, and Baumbach also collaborating on 2012’s Frances Ha.
White Noise is distributed by Netflix and is set to debut on the streaming service later this year.